Social Construction of Concepts
Submitted by Francis Heylighen on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 17:59
This is a four-year project funded by the FWO, in collaboration with the Social Cognition Lab (Psychology Department, VUB). It tries to determine how individually learned concepts or categories can become consensual through communication between the individuals, and in what ways the consensual concept is different or "better" than the individual ones. The issue is investigated in parallel through computer simulation and experiments with groups.
Researchers: Heylighen, Gershenson, Van Overwalle, Biebaut
- F. Heylighen & F. Van Overwalle: Research proposal to the FWO: The social construction of shared concepts: empirical study and computer simulation of a distributed cognitive process