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==What is computational modeling?==
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==Introduction (What is computational modeling?)==
*It is not the same as a process model or a structural equation model
*It is not the same as a process model or a structural equation model
*It is governed by mathematical relationships, and requires computation because it would take too long to do it all by hand (usually because there are complex relationships that require ''many''  computations).
*It is governed by mathematical relationships, and requires computation because it would take too long to do it all by hand (usually because there are complex relationships that require ''many''  computations).
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**To propose a theory and test it for things that are not currently observable or practical.
**To propose a theory and test it for things that are not currently observable or practical.
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==What are the different [[phenomena]] that investigators have modeled?==
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==Different [[phenomenon|phenomena]] that investigators have modeled==
*Group decision making, jury decision making
*Group decision making, jury decision making
*[[Social influence]], development of [[norms]]
*[[Social influence]], development of [[norms]]
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*[[Self-concept]]
*[[Self-concept]]
*[[Personality]], personality dynamics
*[[Personality]], personality dynamics
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==Different types of models==
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*cellular automata
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*[[connectionism|connectionist]] networks
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*[[neural networks]]
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*agent-based models
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*symbolic models
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*difference-equation models
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==Selected references==
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===By model type/use===
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*cellular automata
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**[[Latane (1996)]]
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**[[Latane, Nowak, & Liu (1994)]]
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**[[Nowak, Szamrej, & Latane (1990)]]
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*analytic/difference-equation models
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**[[Stasser & Taylor (1991)]]
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**[[Stasser & Vaughan (1996)]]
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*connectionist networks
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**[[Kunda & Thagard (1996)]]
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**[[Read & Marcus-Newhall (1993)]]
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**[[Read & Miller (1993)]]
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**[[Read & Montoya (1999)]]
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**[[Shultz & Lepper (1996)]]
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**[[Spellman, Ullman, & Holyoak (1993)]]
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**[[Thagard (1989)]] (ECHO model)
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**[[Thagard (2000)]]
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**[[Thagard (2003)]]
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===By content topic===
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*attitudes/attitude change
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**[[Van Overwalle & Siebler (2005)]]
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*causal attribution
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**[[Read & Montoya (1999)]]
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**[[Van Overwalle & Van Rooy (2001)]]
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*cognitive dissonance
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**[[Shultz & Lepper (1996)]]
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*group discussion
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**[[Stasser (1988)]]
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**[[Stasser & Taylor (1991)]]
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**[[Stasser & Vaughan (1996)]]
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*personality
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**[[Read & Miller (2002)]]
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*social influence/group opinion dynamics
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**[[Latane (1996)]]
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**[[Latane (2000)]]
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*stereotyping
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**[[Smith & DeCoster (1998)]]
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===modeling software===
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*O'Reilly & Munakata (2000), "Computational Explorations in Cognitive Neuroscience", MIT Press.
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*[http://psych.colorado.edu/~oreilly/PDP++/PDP++.html PDP++ homepage]
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*[http://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab/ Matlab neural network toolbox]
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*[http://www-ra.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/SNNS/ Stuttgart Neural Network Simulator]
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 27 June 2010

Contents

Introduction (What is computational modeling?)

Why would you want to use a computational model?

Different phenomena that investigators have modeled

Different types of models

Selected references

By model type/use

By content topic

modeling software



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