Towards a cognitive model of crowd behavior based on social comparison theory

  title={Towards a cognitive model of crowd behavior based on social comparison theory},
  author={Natalie Fridman and Gal A. Kaminka},
  booktitle={AAAI 2007},
Models of crowd behavior facilitate analysis and prediction of human group behavior, where people are affected by each other’s presence. Unfortunately, existing models leave many open challenges. In particular, psychology models often offer only qualitative description, while computer science models are often simplistic, and are not reusable from one simulated phenomenon to the next. We propose a novel model of crowd behavior, based on Festinger’s Social Comparison Theory (SCT). We propose a… CONTINUE READING
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