Functional Modeling of Personality Properties Based on Motivational Traits


The cognitive modeling of personality traits—as exemplified by the well-known Five Factor Model (Digman, 1990; Goldberg, 1993)—requires the identification and suitable functional abstraction of underlying mechanisms within a cognitive architecture. We propose that these mechanisms are predominantly motivational, and are using the cognitive architecture MicroPsi (Bach 2003, 2009) for analysis and modeling.

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