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 - 13th International Conference, BI 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMufti Mahmud, Stefano Vassanelli, M. Shamim Kaiser, Ning Zhong
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-59276-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on brain informatics - 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
Abbreviated titleBI 2020
Internet address


  • Narcissism
  • Parental influence
  • Reified architecture
  • Social contagion


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