Simulation models

A Model of Social and Cognitive Coherence

A model which combines changing social network and beliefs within a Coherency framework..

This is a model of coherency based belief within a dynamic network of individuals. Here beliefs might be copied (or discarded) by an individual based upon the change in coherence it causes with its other beliefs, but also that an individual will change their social connections based upon the the coherence of their beliefs with those they socially interact with.

The beliefs of the individuals and the social structure co-evolves – resulting in different patterns/clusters of believers.

  • The model is archived at: OpenABM
  • Some slides that descibe this model are available Here in compressed format (becuase the movies it contains are big).