We are a group of faculty and graduate students studying the application of connectionist (neural network) models to social reasoning and social behavior. We are currently working on the following models:
- A neural network model of personality and human motivation.
- A connectionist model of social evaluation, based on Cunningham’s Iterative Reprocessing model..
- A connectionist model of Cognitive Dissonance.
- An attractor model of the development and change of coherent belief systems.
- A neural network model of childhood and adult attachment behavior.
Stephen J. Read (Psychology)
Lynn C. Miller (Annenberg School and Psychology)
In addition, a number of individuals in a variety of other departments are also actively investigating connectionist models (Linguistics, Psychology (Cognitive and Clinical), Computer Science, and the Neural, Informational, and Behavioral Sciences Program (NIBS)).
- Jennifer Talevich
- Philip Ehret
- Vita Droutman
- Gurveen Chopra
3 Macintosh computers
2 HP Quad Core I7
Emergent 5.10 Neural Network simulation software
Thagard’s ECHO program for parallel constraint satisfaction models