Personality parameters and programs

  • Dave Moffat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1195)


This article explores the possibility of machines having artificial “personality,” roughly as we mean the term when referring to people. Relevant aspects of the psychological theories of personality are briefly summarised, particularly the social-learning theories.

Then I propose an abstract definition of personality that applies to humans, animals and machines, and suggest how to fit the phenomena of emotion and mood into the same scheme. I present a prototype model of emotion, and show how it could be extended to model personalities which are parameterised along natural dimensions.


Autonomous Agent Stimulus Event Action Tendency Attributional Style Cognitive Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dave Moffat
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  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology (PN)University of AmsterdamWB Amsterdam

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