Are We Producing Narci-nials? An Adaptive Agent Model for Parental Influence

Fakhra Jabeen*, Charlotte Gerritsen, Jan Treur

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Parental influence plays an important role in the mental development of a child. In the early years of childhood, a parent acts as a role model to a child, so most of the children try to mimic their parents. In our work, we address a complex network model of a child who is influenced by a narcissistic parent from his/her childhood to his/her adolescence. This concept of mimicking in childhood is represented by social contagion. Later on, he/she can learn to develop his/her own personality based on experience and learning. This model can be used to predict the influence of a parent over the personality of a child.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain Informatics
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference, BI 2020, Padua, Italy, September 19, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMufti Mahmud, Stefano Vassanelli, M. Shamim Kaiser, Ning Zhong
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783030592776
ISBN (Print)9783030592769
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event13th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2020 - Padua, Italy
Duration: 19 Sep 202019 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12241 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Brain Informatics, BI 2020


  • Narcissism
  • Parental influence
  • Reified architecture
  • Social contagion


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