Psychological Aspects of AI

Christoph Bartneck, Christoph Lütge, Alan Wagner, Sean Welsh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


In this chapter we discuss how people relate to robots and autonomous systems from a psychological point of view. Humans tend to anthropomorphise them and form unidirectional relationships. The trust in these relationships is the basis for persuasion and manipulation that can be used for good and evil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Ethics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Ethics
ISSN (Print)2211-8101
ISSN (Electronic)2211-811X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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