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Andrighetto, Giulia ; Campennì, Marco ; Cecconi, Federico ; Conte, Rosaria

Normal = Normative? The Role of Intelligent Agents in Norm Innovation

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In this paper the results of several agent-based simulations,
aiming to test the role of normative beliefs in the emergence and innovation of social norms, are presented and discussed. Rather than mere
behavioral regularities, norms are here seen as behaviors spreading to
the extent that and because the corresponding commands and beliefs
do spread as well. On the grounds of such a view, the present work
will endeavour to show that a sudden external constraint (e.g. a barrier
preventing agents from moving among social settings) facilitates norm
innovation: under such a condition, agents provided with a module for
telling what a norm is can generate new (social) norms by forming new
normative beliefs, irrespective of the most frequent actions.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Andrighetto, Giulia and Campenn\`{\i}, Marco and Cecconi, Federico and Conte, Rosaria},
  title =	{{Normal = Normative? The Role of Intelligent Agents in Norm Innovation}},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-Agent Systems},
  pages =	{1--14},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2009},
  volume =	{9121},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Pablo Noriega and Gabriella Pigozzi and Harko Verhagen},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-18980},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.09121.21},
  annote =	{Keywords: Norm emergence, agent based simulation}

Keywords: Norm emergence, agent based simulation
Collection: 09121 - Normative Multi-Agent Systems
Issue Date: 2009
Date of publication: 11.03.2009

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