Phase transitions in models of opinion dynamics

 Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron,  Department of Theoretical Physics, Worclaw University, Poland

 

During this talk I will present an idea of modeling opinion dynamics and show what could be the source of phase transitions in such a models from the perspective of social psychology. Then I will present one of the most interesting models of binary opinions, the q-voter model, and discuss phase transitions that are observed within this model. Finally, I will show what kind of questions, inspired by social theories and experiments, can be asked within the model.