Three kinds of normative behaviour: Minimal requirements for feedback models

Elsenbroich, C. and Xenitidou, M. (2012) Three kinds of normative behaviour: Minimal requirements for feedback models. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 18, pp. 113-127. (doi: 10.1007/s10588-012-9109-y)

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We present an analysis for modelling social norms. In social psychology three different normative behaviours have been identified: obedience, conformity and compliance. We show that this triad is a useful conceptualisation of normative behaviour and that current models only ever deal with conformity and obedience two, neglecting compliance. We argue that this is a result from modelling having so far focussed too much on agent behaviour rather than agent knowledge and that cognitive models of normative behaviour are needed to capture this third and arguably most interesting normative behaviour.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elsenbroich, Dr Corinna
Authors: Elsenbroich, C., and Xenitidou, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory
ISSN (Online):1572-9346
Published Online:18 January 2012

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