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The Psychoinformatic Complexity of Humanness and Person-Situation Interaction

  • Suraj SoodEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 69)

Abstract

This paper undertakes to answer the questions of how humanness is to be defined and computationally functionalized, as well as of how person-situation interaction is to be formalized mathematically. Complexity science and psychoinformatics are the two primary fields considered in addressing these questions. A novel “psychoinformatic complexity” (PIC) paradigm is outlined and argued to be an adequate one within which to operationalize modern-day Western humanness and person-situation interaction. The paper ends with a consideration of current PIC applications, including social media analytics and humanoid robotics.

Keywords

Complex systems Psychoinformatics Person-Situation interaction Humanness World Wide Web 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The author thanks Drs. Eric Dodson, Marie-Cecile Bertau, and Andi Winderl for providing the opportunities to develop this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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