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Emotion: appraisal-coping model for the “Cascades” problem

  • Karim Mahboub
  • Evelyne Clément
  • Cyrille Bertelle
  • Véronique Jay
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Summary

Modelling emotion has become a challenge nowadays. Therefore, several models have been produced in order to express human emotional activity. However, only a few of them are currently able to express the close relationship existing between emotion and cognition. An appraisal-coping model is presented here, with the aim to simulate the emotional impact caused by the evaluation of a particular situation (appraisal), along with the consequent cognitive reaction intended to face the situation (coping). This model is applied to the “Cascades” problem, a small arithmetical exercice designed for ten-year-old pupils. The goal is to create a model corresponding to a child’s behaviour when solving the problem using his own strategies.

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emotion modelling decision making appraisal-coping model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karim Mahboub
    • 1
  • Evelyne Clément
    • 2
  • Cyrille Bertelle
    • 1
  • Véronique Jay
    • 1
  1. 1.LITIS (EA 4108)University of Le HavreLe Havre CedexFrance
  2. 2.Psy.NCA (EA 4306)University of RouenMont-Saint-AignanFrance

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