Co-evolutionary behaviour selection in adaptive social networks predicts clustered marginalization of minorities

Human behaviour is largely shaped by local social interactions and depends on the structure of connections between individuals in social networks. These two dimensions of behaviour selection are commonly studied in isolation by different disciplines and are often treated as independent processes. This article introduces a co-evolutionary adaptive network model of social behaviour selection that provides insights into generative mechanisms by resolving both these aspects through computer simulations. It considers four complementary models and evaluated them with regard to emulating empirical behaviour dynamics in social networks. This article is currently in review.

Date Published
2015, December

Authors
C. F. Schleussner, J.F. Donges, D.A. Engemann, and A. Levermann

Institution
Physics and Society