Home page for Dr Dean PettersI am currently:
Honorary Research Fellow
School of Computer Science,
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
University of Wolverhampton
Outside of my head
Contents on this webpage
- Thanks for research support
- Links to groups and societies I am a member of or associated with
- Research in Emotional Architectures. Including computational modelling of emotion, in particular creating agent-based models to investigate architectures for social and emotional attachment. Plus consideration of how to validate agent based models of affective phenomena; and consideration of the information processing and evolutionary underpinnings of Attachment Theory.
- Research in Vision
- Research on the philosophical foundations of cognitive science
- Recent Academic Teaching Posts
- other bits and pieces to download and view
Inside of my head
|D. Petters (2017). A New Direction for Attachment Modelling: Simulating Attachment Q Set Descriptors To be presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling University of Warwick|
|D. Petters and E. Waters (2017). Bowlby's Attachment Control System Approach: An Alternative History of Emotion Modelling. In D. Petters, D. Moffat and J. Parthemore (pp 127-137), Proceedings of the International Symposium on `Computational Modelling of Emotion: Theory and Applications. University of Bath: AISB Press|
|D. Petters and E. Coyne-Umfreville (2017). Towards Modelling Adult Attachment Patterns as Control States. In D. Petters, D. Moffat and J. Parthemore (pp 177-185), Proceedings of the International Symposium on `Computational Modelling of Emotion: Theory and Applications. University of Bath: AISB Press|
|D. Petters (2016). Steps to a Design-based Understanding of Depression. In Proceedings of 'New Perspectives on Depression: Lifting the Veil', Symposium at AISB Convention 2016.|
|D. Petters (2015). From Ethological Displacement to Psychodynamic Defense Through the Lens of Attachment Modelling Invited talk at the workshop, Computational Neurology and Psychiatry: Do We Need It?. (Killarney, Ireland).|
|D. Petters and E. Waters (2015). Modelling Emotional Attachment: An Integrative Framework for Architectures and Scenarios Presented at 'Models of Cognitive Emotional Interactions', Special session at IJCNN 2015 (Killarney, Ireland).|
|D. Petters (2014). Losing Control Within the H-CogAff Architecture. J. Wyatt, D. Petters, and D. Hogg (Eds.) 'From Animals to Robots and Back: reflections on hard problems in the study of cognition'. Cognitive Systems Monographs, Springer: London.|
|D. Petters, E. Waters, and A. Sloman (2011). Modelling Machines which can Love: From Bowlby's Attachment Control System to Requirements for Romantic Robots. Emotion Researcher 26, (2), 5-7|
|D. Petters and E. Waters (2010). AI, Attachment Theory, and Simulating Secure Base Behaviour: Dr. Bowlby meet the Reverend Bayes. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on 'AI-Inspired Biology', AISB Convention 2010, (pp. 51-58). University of Sussex, Brighton: AISB Press.|
D. Petters, E. Waters, and F.
Strange Carers: Robots as Attachment Figures and Aids to Parenting.
Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems.
D. Petters and E. Waters (2009).
Modeling, Simulating, and Simplifying Links Between Stress, Attachment, and Reproduction.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 1, 39-40.|
Preprint of target article: Marco Del Giudice: 'Sex, attachment, and the development of reproductive strategies.' can be downloaded from here .
|D. Petters (2006). Implementing a Theory of Attachment: A Simulation of the Strange Situation with Autonomous Agents, In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (April 2006, Trieste), pages 226-231, Trieste: Edizioni Golardiche.|
|D. Petters (2004). Simulating Infant-Carer Relationship Dynamics, In Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium, (March 2004, Stanford): Architectures for Modelling Emotion - Cross-Disciplinary Foundations, number SS-04-02 in AAAI Technical reports, pages 114-122, Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press.|
|M. Juttner, E. Wakui, D. Petters, and J. Davidoff, (2016). Developmental commonalities between object and face recognition in adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00385 .|
|D. Petters, J. Hummel, M. Juttner, E. Wakui, and J. Davidoff (2016). Using Computational Models of Object Recognition to Investigate Representational Change Through Development. In G. Dodig-Crnkovic and R. Giovagnoli, Representation and Reality: Humans, Animanls and Machines. Springer.|
|D. Petters, J. Hummel, M. Juttner, E. Wakui, and J. Davidoff (2014). How Different are the Visual Representations used for Object Recognition in Middle Childhood and Adulthood? Presented at 'Representation of Reality: Humans, Animals and Machines ', Symposium at AISB Convention 2014, Goldsmiths College, London.|
M. Juttner, D. Petters, E. Wakui, and J. Davidoff,
(2014). Late Development of Metric Part-relational Processing in Object
Recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and
Performance. 40, 4, 1718-1734
|E. Wakui, M. Juttner, D. Petters, S. Kaur, J. Hummel, and J. Davidoff, (2013). Earlier development of analytic than holistic object recognition in adolescence PLoS ONE 8(4): e61041. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061041|
|M. Juttner, E. Wakui, D. Petters, S. Kaur, and J. Davidoff, (2013). Developmental Trajectories for Part-based and Configural Object Recognition in Adolescence. Developmental Psychology 49 (1) 161-176 (Online first publication March 26, 2012)|
|D. Petters and A. Jung (2018). From the Chinese Room Argument to the Church-Turing Thesis In G. Gallo and C. Stancati (pp. 25-29) Proceedings of the International Symposium on `Philosophy after AI: Mind, Language and Action University of Liverpool: AISB Press|
Encounter Between 4e Cognition and Attachment
Connection Science, 28, 4, 387-409
|D. Petters and E. Waters (2014). From Internal Working Models to Embodied Working Models. Presented at 'Re-conceptualizing Mental "Illness": Enactivist Philosophy and Cognitive Science - An Ongoing Debate', Symposium at AISB Convention 2014, Goldsmiths College, London.|
|D. Petters and E. Waters, (2013). Epistemic Actions in Attachment Relationships and the Origin of the Socially Extended Mind. In Proceedings of 'Re-conceptualizing Mental "Illness": The View From Enactivist Philosophy and Cognitive Science', AISB Convention 2013 , (pp. 17-23).|