Social Emotions in Nature and Artifact

Hardcover | December 13, 2013

EditorJonathan Gratch, Stacy Marsella

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Recent years have seen the rise of a remarkable partnership between the social and computational sciences on the phenomena of emotions. Rallying around the term Affective Computing, this research can be seen as revival of the cognitive science revolution, albeit garbed in the cloak of affect,rather than cognition. Traditional cognitive science research, to the extent it considered emotion at all, cases it as at best a heuristic but more commonly a harmful bias to cognition. More recent scholarship in the social sciences has upended this view. Increasingly, emotions are viewed as a form of information processing that serves a functional role in human cognition and social interactions. Emotions shape social motives and communicate important information to social partners. When communicating face-to-face, people can rapidly detectnonverbal affective cues, make inferences about the other party's mental state, and respond in ways that co-construct an emotional trajectory between participants. Recent advances in biometrics and artificial intelligence are allowing computer systems to engage in this nonverbal dance, on the onehand opening a wealth of possibilities for human-machine systems, and on the other, creating powerful new tools for behavioral science research. Social Emotions in Nature and Artifact reports on the state-of-the-art in both social science theory and computational methods, and illustrates how these two fields, together, can both facilitate practical computer/robotic applications and illuminate human social processes.

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Recent years have seen the rise of a remarkable partnership between the social and computational sciences on the phenomena of emotions. Rallying around the term Affective Computing, this research can be seen as revival of the cognitive science revolution, albeit garbed in the cloak of affect,rather than cognition. Traditional cognitive...

Jonathan Gratch is Associate Director for Virtual Humans Research at the University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and co-director of the USC Computational Emotion Group. Stacy Marsella is Project Leader, University of Southern California,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:December 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsJonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella: Introduction1. Craig A. Smith and Leslie D. Kirby: On the Sociality of Emotion-Eliciting Appraisals: Two Aspects2. Brian Parkinson: Processes of Emotional Meaning and Response Coordination3. Jim Blascovich: Challenge, Threat and Social Influence in Digital Immersive Virtual Environments4. Stacy Marsella, Jonathan Gratch: Requirements for a process model of appraisal from a social functional perspective5. David V. Pynadath, Mei Si, and Stacy C. Marsella: Modeling Theory of Mind and Cognitive Appraisal with Decision-Theoretic Agents6. Jacob Whitehill, Marian Stewart Bartlett, and Javier R. Movellan: Automatic Facial Expression Recognition7. Carlos Busso, Murtaza Bulut, and Shrikanth Narayanan: Toward effective automatic recognition systems of emotion in speech8. Louis-Philippe Morency: The Role of Context in Affective Behavior Understanding9. Radoslaw Niewiadomski, Sylwia Julia Hyniewska, and Catherine Pelachaud: Computational Models of Expressive Behaviors for a Virtual Agent10. Daniel S. Messinger, Mohammad H.Mahoor, Sy-Miin Chow, J. D. Haltigan, StevenCadavid, and Jeffrey F. Cohn: Early Emotional Communication: Novel Approaches to Interaction11. Jonathan Gratch, Sin-Hwa Kang, and Ning Wang: Using social agents to explore theories of rapport and emotional resonance