Agent-Based Modeling of Sustainable Behaviors (Understanding by Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Oscar

By Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Noelia Sánchez-Maroño, Oscar Fontenla-Romero, J. Gary Polhill, Tony Craig, Javier Bajo, Juan Manuel Corchado

Utilizing the O.D.D. (Overview, layout recommendations, element) protocol, this name explores the function of agent-based modeling in predicting the feasibility of a number of ways to sustainability. The chapters included during this quantity encompass actual case experiences to demonstrate the software of agent-based modeling and complexity concept in researching a route to extra effective and sustainable life. the subjects lined inside comprise: families' attitudes towards recycling, designing choice bushes for representing sustainable behaviors, negotiation-based parking allocation, auction-based site visitors sign keep an eye on, and others.

This choice of papers could be of curiosity to social scientists who desire to research extra approximately agent-based modeling in addition to specialists within the box of agent-based modeling.

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Additionally, we included a brief experiment of the awareness of social media as a suitable communication channel about switching from grey to green energy. To identify empirical evidence for decision factors of agents, a number of characteristics and attitudes were defined and tested in the survey. , intuitive vs. , descriptive and injunctive norms), mapped to memorized norms and their strength and implemented by different ways in activating norms; and (7) selfefficacy in relation to environmental protection, mapped to the agents’ personality parameters.

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Both present examples of how psychologically plausible agent models provide explanations on the psychological level that enable the development of social policies on the individual level. In case of the Consumat approach we saw how the consideration of different decision strategies is able to explain dynamics in sustainable behavior. Using the SiMA-C model we showed how a detailed model of decision-making supports realistic empirical validation. In simulation experiments we show how the translation of emotion into a model of valuation and psychological dual processing is able to explore psychological causes of (often unexpected) observed behavior and inform policies for environmental-friendly behavior.

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