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A General Social Agent-Based Model of Opinion Dynamics with Applications to STEM Education and Radicalization

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dc.contributor.advisor Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Joseph Francis
dc.creator Harrison, Joseph Francis
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-29T01:15:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-29T01:15:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10581
dc.description.abstract Many aspects of our society are affected by how opinions change and ideology spreads (e.g., interest in STEM and political radicalization), but the underlying processes are not well understood. Previous attempts at modeling these phenomena have suffered from a lack of empirical data and/or insufficient grounding in social-psychological theory. Moreover, the field of opinion dynamics would benefit from a broader view of the discipline that captures the commonalities between different domains.
dc.format.extent 137 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Joseph Francis Harrison
dc.subject Social psychology en_US
dc.subject Computer science en_US
dc.subject Agent-based modeling en_US
dc.subject Interest development en_US
dc.subject Opinion dynamics en_US
dc.subject Radicalization en_US
dc.subject STEM en_US
dc.title A General Social Agent-Based Model of Opinion Dynamics with Applications to STEM Education and Radicalization
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Computational Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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    Seeking to understand the human mind: how it came to be, how it relates to the electrochemical activities of networks of nerve cells in the brain, how it can be modeled on computers, and how it is a vital component of what we are.

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