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Title

Conformity and Networks in a Simulated Society
Author

Matthew Sudak
Conference

2004 International Mathematica Symposium
Conference location

Banff, Canada
Description

This paper is a digest of the Master of Arts (Economics) thesis: Matthew Sudak, 2003, "Conformity and Networks in a Simulated Society", University of Calgary. It contains investigations into the phenomenon of conformity and its relation to social pressure and individual preference, in the context of preference falsification and social network structure, by running experiments on a simulated society. Mathematica is used to develop a framework for these simulations.
Subjects

*Business and Economics
*Social Science > Sociology and Psychology
Keywords

simulated society, social pressure, individual preference, preference falsification, social network structure
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