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First Steps Towards a Social Comparison Model of Crowds

Natalie Fridman, Gal A. Kaminka, and Meytal Traub. First Steps Towards a Social Comparison Model of Crowds. In International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM-09), 2009.
A slightly different version of this paper also appears in the Social Simulation workshop at IJCAI 2009.

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Abstract

Modeling crowd behavior is an important challenge for cognitivemodelers. Unfortunately, existing computational models aretypically not tied to cognitive science theories, and are rarelyevaluated against human crowd data. We investigate a general cognitive model ofcrowd behavior, based on Festinger's Social Comparison Theory(SCT). We evaluate the SCT model on general pedestrian movement,and validate the model against human pedestrian behavior. The results showthat SCT generates behavior more in-tune with human crowdbehavior then existing non-cognitive models. Moreover, we examine the impact of the different SCT model components on the generated pedestrian behavior.

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typically not tied to cognitive science theories, and are rarely
evaluated against human crowd data. We investigate a general cognitive model of
crowd behavior, based on Festinger's Social Comparison Theory
(SCT). We evaluate the SCT model on general pedestrian movement,
and validate the model against human pedestrian behavior. The results show
that SCT generates behavior more in-tune with human crowd
behavior then existing non-cognitive models. Moreover, we examine the impact of the different SCT 
model components on the generated pedestrian behavior.}, 
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