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Goal-based Decision Making by Stephen Slade

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Chapter 5

Interpersonal Relations

Chapter Summary

We discuss adopted goals from relationships, and how they can influence decision making. Adopted goals affect a variety of cognitive and behavioral phenomena including resource allocation, attention, memory, learning, and emotion. Our model of interpersonal relationships encompasses counterplanning, secondary relationships, persuasion, and attitudes.

5.1 Interpersonal Behavior

We have discussed the need for a cognitive model of decision making to encompass a wide range of goals, not merely the subset of goals required for some limited domain. One of the primary tasks of an agent is to decide which goals to pursue at any given time.

Just as it is necessary for an agent to account for a multitude ...

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