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Advances in Design for Cross-Cultural Activities Part II

1st Edition

Edited by Denise M. Nicholson, Dylan D. Schmorrow

CRC Press

470 pages | 132 B/W Illus.

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This volume explores decision-making styles, including cooperative, collaborative, avoidant, competitive, and dominate that are commonly modified by the culture. Culture is not a stagnant phenomenon, and many variables need to be considered to accurately evaluation cultural differences in decision-making styles. Among many cultural factors, the individual ("I" culture) – collectivism ("we" culture) dimension is one of the most important influential factor to be considered when studying culture difference, including decision-making styles.

Table of Contents


Stable versus flexible dynamic decision making across cultures: A growth mixture modeling approach, C. Güss, P. Fadil and J. Evans, USA, and S. Strohschneider, Germany

Creating the foundations for modeling irregular warfare, D. Hartley and L. Lacy, USA

Granular ABM simulations for operational use: Forecasting and what-if experiments with models of Kandahar and Kunduz, B. Alcorn, M. Garces and I. Lustick, USA

Culture that works, S. Wertheim and M. Agar, USA

Discovering entity characteristics and relationships through topic modeling, I. Yohai, B. Riordan, A. Duchon and M. Paley, USA

A non-therapeutic, micro-worlds based, application of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to fostering cross-cultural competence, K. Reene, M. Crozier and G. Sarkessian, USA

What lies beneath: Forecast transparency to foster understanding and trust in forecast models, J. Wedgwood, A. Ruvinsky and T. Siedlecki, USA

Combining social and environmental models, I. Yohai, R. McCormack, J. Sidman, J. Galantowicz, C. Borden and S. Pritchett, USA


Fundamentals in empirical validation of and analysis with social science models, P. Davis, USA

Al-Qa'ida through a discursive lens, E. Larson, USA

Countering the adversary, B. Levey, S. Shellman and P. Bentley, USA

Interfacing and validating models of the US Army TRAC tactical war game, D. Duong and C. Bladon, USA

Multi-modeling and socio-cultural complexity: Reuse and validation, K. Carley, G. Morgan, M. Lanham and J. Pfeffer, USA

A V&V approach for complex models: A use case example, J. Salerno, D. Leedom, J. Wedgewood, B. Schlicher and J. Smith, USA

Multi-modeling and meta-modeling of human organizations, A. Levis, A. Zaidi and M. Rafi, USA

Verification as a form of validation: Deepening theory to broaden application of DOD protocols to the social sciences, I. Lustick and M. Tubin, USA

Establishing bounds of responsible operational use of social science models via innovations in verification and validation, A. Ruvinsky, J. Wedgwood and J. Welsh, USA

Contextual validation: Concept and application, D. Sallach, USA


Improvements in the Jabari event coder, D. Van Brackle and P. Haglich, USA

Effect of culture on search strategies, M. Fendley and P. Kidambi, USA

Using language to influencing another's decision, R. Yager and F. Petry, USA

Assessing attitudes in unstructured text, T. Hawes and P. David, USA

Analysis of discourse for indications and warnings, L. Fenstermacher, L. Kuznar and M. Yager, USA

Socio-linguistic factors and gender mapping across real and virtual world cultures, A. Lawson, K. Leveque, J. Murray and W. Wang, USA, N. Taylor, J. Jenson and S. de Castell, Canada

The language of distance perception: Cultural and linguistic implications in distance perception, T. Endsley, UK

Building trust in a counterinsurgency context, D. Combs, USA, C. Garris, Saudi Arabia, S. Blincoe, USA, and S. Aldamer, Saudi Arabia


Social networks, social media, social change, J. Pfeffer and K. Carley, USA

Identifying differences in cultural behavior in online groups, M. Gregory, D. Engel, E. Bell and L. McGrath, USA

Inferring demographic attributes and extracting political discourse from Nigerian social media, C. Fink, J. Kopecky and N. Bos, USA

The use of microworlds in the study of dynamic decision making across cultures, C. Güss and J. Evans, USA

Speech and cultural recognition in a virtual experiential environment, D. Rea, USA

Network discovery: Measuring cause and effect behind event and social networks, P. Walker, T. Anglero and I. Davidson, USA

Cultural analytics through image features extraction and exploration, P. Naeimi and E. Stroulia, Canada


How the Obama Administration misconstrued the Arab Spring and repeated the errors of the Bush Doctrine, J. Pidluzny, USA

The crisis of the West, the challenge of technology, and the reaffirmation of political philosophy, M. Bessette, USA

American legal education and the Supreme Court in the 1920s, R. Williams, USA

The philosophical foundations of the crisis of Western Civilization, M. Hail, USA

A toolbox for countering extremist religious truths, S. Bar, Israel

From particles to people: Social, cultural and behavioral dynamics in insurgency, terrorism and beyond, N. Johnson, USA

What is cross-culture? A. Löfström, Sweden

Socio-cultural modeling through decision-theoretic agents with theory of mind, D. Pynadath and S. Marsella, USA

Predictive societal indicators of radicalism – Forecasting political violence, S. Bell, A. Caglayan, L. Cassani and A. Murdie, USA

Population sentiment modeling in support of ISAF Joint Command, L. Cassani, A. Caglayan, J. Alavedra, S. Das, W. Morgan and L. Mooney, USA

Semantic integration of socio-cultural knowledge for complex operations, L. Cassani, A. Caglayan, W. Morgan, L. Mooney, A. Boyles and B. Weiss, USA 

About the Editors

Nicholson\, Denise M.; Schmorrow\, Dylan D.

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Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety