Complex Dynamics of Human Behavior: Theory, Modelling and Analysis

Monday, May 31st (9am to 12pm CET)

  • Introduction to the Complex and Dynamical Systems Approaches to Human Behaviour
  • Experimental Practice and Theory
  • Methods of Analysis

Thursday, June 3rd (9am to 12pm CET)

  • Modelling Approaches
  • Dynamical
  • Computational
  • Symmetry & Group Theoretic Approaches

Lecture Slides (click on lecture name to download pdf):


Readings (more listed at the end of Lecture Slides):

Warren, W. H. (2006). The dynamics of perception and action. Psychological review113(2), 358. (Link)

Kelso S. (1995). Dynamics Patterns. Chapters One (pdf) and Two. (pdf)

Richardson, M. J. Dale R., & Marsh, K. L., (2014). Complex Dynamical Systems in Social and Personality Psychology: Theory, Modeling and Analysis. In H. T. Reis, and C. M. Judd. (Eds.). Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology, 2nd Edition. (pp. 253-282) New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. (pdf)

Ijspeert, A. J., Nakanishi, J., Hoffmann, H., Pastor, P., & Schaal, S. (2013). Dynamical Movement Primitives: Learning Attractor Models for Motor Behaviors. Neural Computation, 25(2), 328–373. (link)

Saltzman, E., & Kelso, J. A. (1987). Skilled actions: A task-dynamic approach. Psychological Review, 94(1), 84–106. (pdf)

Patil et al., (2020). Hopf Bifurcations in Complex Multiagent Activity: The Signature of Discrete to Rhythmic Behavioral Transitions. Brain Sciences. (Link)

Richardson, M. J., & Kallen, R. W. (2015). Symmetry-Breaking and the Contextual Emergence of Human Multiagent Coordination and Social Activity. In E. Dzhafarov, S. Jordan, R. Zhang, and V. Cervantes (Eds.). Contextuality from Quantum Physics to Psychology. (pp. 229-286). World Scientific. (pdf)

Nalepka, P., Lamb, M., Kallen, R. W., Shockley, K., Chemero, A., Saltzman, E., & Richardson, M. J. (2019). Human social motor solutions for human–machine interaction in dynamical task contexts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201813164. (link)

Tampuu, A., Matiisen, T., Kodelja, D., Kuzovkin, I., Korjus, K., Aru, J., … & Vicente, R. (2017). Multiagent cooperation and competition with deep reinforcement learning. PloS one12(4), e0172395. (Link)