Modelling social identification and helping in evacuation simulation

@article{Sivers2016ModellingSI,
  title={Modelling social identification and helping in evacuation simulation},
  author={Isabella von Sivers and Anne Templeton and Florian K{\"u}nzner and Gerta K{\"o}ster and John Drury and Andrew O. Philippides and Tobias Neckel and Hans-Joachim Bungartz},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1602.00805}
}
Social scientists have criticised computer models of pedestrian streams for their treatment of psychological crowds as mere aggregations of individuals. Indeed most models for evacuation dynamics use analogies from physics where pedestrians are considered as particles. Although this ensures that the results of the simulation match important physical phenomena, such as the deceleration of the crowd with increasing density, social phenomena such as group processes are ignored. In particular… Expand
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