Understanding Social Intelligence

  • Per Persson
  • Jarmo Laaksolahti
  • Peter Löonnqvist
Part of the Multiagent Systems, Artificial Societies, and Simulated Organizations book series (MASA, volume 3)


Believable social interaction is not only about agents that look right but also do the right thing. To achieve this we must consider the everyday knowledge and expectations by which users make sense of real, fictive or artificial social beings. This folk-theoretical understanding of other social beings involves several, rather independent, levels such as expectations on behaviour, expectations on primitive psychology, models of folk-psychology, understanding of traits, social roles and empathy. Implications for Socially Intelligent A gents (SIA) research are discussed.


Intelligent Agent Social Information Process Intelligent Behaviour Intentional Stance Emotional Empathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Persson
    • 1
  • Jarmo Laaksolahti
    • 1
  • Peter Löonnqvist
    • 2
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceKistaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm University and Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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