Concepts and Evaluation of Psychological Models of Empathy

TitleConcepts and Evaluation of Psychological Models of Empathy
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsEnz S, Zoll C, Diruf M
Conference NameAAMAS 09
Date Published2009
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
Conference LocationBudapest, Hungary
KeywordsEmpathy, evaluation, lirec, psychological modeling
AbstractThis paper provides an overview over contemporary empathy research, including concepts and definitions as well as descriptions of empathic processes and outcomes. Based on these theoretical foundations, three different approaches to model empathy are described: a low-level computational approach, an OCC-based approach, and an empathy model inspired by PSI, a general psychological theory of psychic functioning. Ideas on how these models could be implemented in agents are discussed and preliminary efforts to evaluate the plausibility and believability of the empathic processes and outcomes are drafted.
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