Emotional Consensus in Group Decision Making

  title={Emotional Consensus in Group Decision Making},
  author={Paul Thagard and Fred W. Kroon},
This paper presents a theory and computational model of the role of emotions in group decision making. After reviewing the role of emotions in individual decision making, it describes social and psychological mechanisms by which emotional and other information is transmitted between individuals. The processes by which these mechanisms can contribute to group consensus are modeled computationally using a program, HOTCO 3, which has been used to simulate simple cases of emotion-based group… CONTINUE READING

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