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We study the dynamics of public opinion in a model in which agents change their opinions as a result of random binary encounters if the opinion difference is below their individual thresholds that evolve over time. We ground these thresholds in a simple individual cost-benefit analysis with linear benefits of diversity and quadratic communication costs. We clarify and deepen the results of earlier continuous-opinion dynamics models (Deffuant et al., Adv Complex Systems 2000 ; Weisbuch et al., Complexity 2002 ) and establish several new results regarding the patterns of opinions in the asymptotic state and the cluster formation time.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2009|
- communication costs.
- Opinion dynamics
- agent-based models
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Adaptation of households to mitigate the effects of the socio-economic changes on local agricultural activities, land use change and land degradation in the Paute basin (Ecuador).
Henry, S. & Vanegas Cabrera, R.
1/10/09 → 1/10/13
28/02/07 → 31/12/08