Premises of an Agent-Based Model Integrating Emotional Response to Risk in Decision-Making

  • Ioana Florina Popovici
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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 10)


Classical definition of risk implies attaching various probabilities to events considered risky. People affected by risk generate different perspectives about the phenomenon due to their individual emotional response. Measuring the real dimension of risk in the global economy implies taking into account all the different perspectives of the individuals who bear the consequences of risk. The most important fact is that the consequences of a risky event are born at different scales according to the agents’ own emotional response to risk. Intuitively thinking, even the probabilities used for estimating risk imply measuring it at different scales because of different emotional perception of risk by individual. All in all, dimension of risk varies according to the scales used for measurement. A global view on the real dimension of risk implies taking into account the infinite scales of risk born differently at various scales at the level of perception by agents.


Decision-making agent-based modeling emotional behavior fractals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioana Florina Popovici
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  1. 1.University of BabeşBolyaiRomania

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