Dynamical Affinity in opinion dynamics modeling

Franco Bagnoli, Timoteo Carletti, Duccio Fanelli, Alessio Guarino, Andrea Guazzini

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    Abstract

    We here propose a model to simulate the process of opinion formation, which accounts for the mutual affinity between interacting agents. Opinion and affinity evolve self-consistently, manifesting a highly non trivial interplay. A continuous transition is found between single and multiple opinion states. Fractal dimension and signature of critical behaviour are also reported. A rich phenomenology is presented and discussed with reference to corresponding psychological implications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)066105-066108
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review E
    Volume76
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2007

    Keywords

    • Nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear dynamical systems.
    • Dynamics of social systems

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