A Preliminary Model for Understanding How Life Experiences Generate Human Emotions and Behavioural Responses

  • D. A. Irosh P. FernandoEmail author
  • Björn Rüffer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9949)


Whilst human emotional and behaviour responses are generated via a complex mechanism, understanding this process is important for a broader range of applications that span over clinical disciplines including psychiatry and psychology, and computer science. Even though there is a large body of literature and established findings in clinical disciplines, these are under-utilised in developing more realistic computational models. This paper presents a preliminary model based on the integration of a number of established theories in clinical psychology and psychiatry through an interdisciplinary research effort.


Modelling human behavior and emotions Emotional computing Affective computing Computational psychiatry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, School of MedicinePublic Health University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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