Chapter 18 Social situations

This chapter on social situations continues and extends the topics on modeling and simulations (see Chapters 15 to 17. The new aspect is that we introduce multiple agents that interact with both their environment and each other.

Preparation

Recommended background readings for this chapter include:

Preflections

i2ds: Preflexions

  • What changes when a situation becomes a social one?

  • What are key characteristics of games?

  • Are social situations more complex than individual situations?

References

Nowé, A., Vrancx, P., & De Hauwere, Y.-M. (2012). Game theory and multi-agent reinforcement learning. In M. Wiering & M. van Otterlo (Eds.), Reinforcement learning: State-of-the-art (pp. 441–470). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27645-3_14
Page, S. E. (2018). The model thinker: What you need to know to make data work for you. Basic Books.