Opinions and hierarchies: an agent based model

Jan Snellman (Aalto University)

Monday 2016-05-09 11.00 – 12.00

Lecture hall AS3

Opinions and hierarchies: an agent based model


Will to compete, striving for better status and envy are well known human characteristics. Human societies, on the other hand, are hierarchical by character. The purpose of this research project is to study, whether one can mimic the behaviour of both human societies and individuals in agent based models if one assumes that the main motivation of humans is to maximize their status relative to other humans.