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A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF TEAM-LEVEL NEGOTIATION: WITH AN APPLICATION IN CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

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posted on 26.07.2021, 11:32 by Zahra SajediniaZahra Sajedinia
The ability to solve problems creatively has been crucial for the adaptation and survival of humans throughout history. In many real–life situations, cognitive processes are not isolated. Humans are social, they communicate and form groups to solve daily problems and make decisions. Therefore, the final output of cognitive processes can come from multi–brains in groups rather than an individual one. This multi–brain output can be largely different from the output that an individual person produces in isolation. As a result, it is essential to include team–level processes in cognitive models to make a more accurate description of real– world cognitive processes in general and problem solving in particular. This research aims to answer the general question of how working in a team affects creative problem solving. For doing that, first, we propose a computational model for multi-agent creative problem solving. Then, we show how the model can be used to study the factors that are involved in creativity in teams and potentially will suggest answers to questions such as, ‘how team size is related to creativity’.

History

Degree Type

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychological Sciences

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Sebastien Hélie

Additional Committee Member 2

Gregory Francis

Additional Committee Member 3

Franki Kung

Additional Committee Member 4

Richard Schweickert