Tough Love: The influence of an agent's negative affect on students' learning

Jeremiah Sullins, Scotty Craig, Arthur C. Graesser

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Abstract

In this paper we explored the relationship between learning gains and affective displays of an animated pedagogical agent. Students read information on the topic of computer literacy while receiving either positive or negative affective responses from an on-screen animated agent. Analyses revealed that only students with low prior knowledge were influenced by the emotion displayed by the animated agent. We discuss the generalizability of our findings to other domains and the implications of these results on intelligent tutoring systems that are emotionally intelligent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Pages677-679
Number of pages3
Volume200
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Number1
Volume200
ISSN (Print)09226389

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Keywords

  • Affect
  • Animated agents
  • Emotion
  • Prior knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

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Sullins, J., Craig, S., & Graesser, A. C. (2009). Tough Love: The influence of an agent's negative affect on students' learning. In Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (1 ed., Vol. 200, pp. 677-679). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 200, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-028-5-677