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Agent_ZeroToward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science$
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Joshua M. Epstein

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691158884

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.001.0001

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(p.107) Part III Extensions

Joshua M. Epstein

Princeton University Press

This part discusses the fourteen extensions of Agent_Zero: endogenous destructive radii; age and impulse control; fight vs. flight; replication of the Latané–Darley experiment; introduction of memory; couplings (entanglement of passion and reason); endogenous dynamics of connection strength; growing the 2011 Arab Spring; jury processes; endogenous dynamics of network structure; multiple social levels; the 18th Brumaire of Agent_Zero; prices and seasonal economic cycles; and mutual escalation spirals. Each of these extensions is explained in detail. In particular, the affective, deliberative, and social components of Agent_Zero are modeled as independent; they all affect disposition and they are entangled. This part also presents examples involving the activation of the yellow spatial sites as well as violent occupation by Blue Agent_Zero actors.

Keywords:   extensions, Agent_Zero, fight vs. flight, endogenous destructive radii, Latané–Darley experiment, memory, connection strength, network structure, prices, mutual escalation spirals

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