Computational Model Library

The model presented here was created as part of my dissertation. It aims to study the impacts of topography and climate change on prehistoric networks, with a focus on the Magdalenian, which is dated to between 20 and 14,000 years ago.

Intra-Organizational Bandwagon

Davide Secchi | Published Sun Oct 18 05:50:30 2015

The model simulates the process of widespread diffusion of something due to popularity (i.e., bandwagon) within an organization.

The (cultural) evolution of cooperative breeding in harsh environments.

This model is a small extension (rectangular layout) of Joshua Epstein’s (2001) model on development of thoughtless conformity in an artificial society of agents.

Peer reviewed Axelrod_Cultural_Dissemination

Arezky Rodríguez | Published Wed Mar 27 15:36:22 2013 | Last modified Sun May 5 04:24:30 2013

The Axelrod’s model of cultural dissemination is an agent-model designed to investigate the dissemination of culture among interacting agents on a society.

Patagonia PSMED is an agent-based model designed to study a simple case of Evolution of Ethnic Differentiation. It replicates how can hunter-gatherer societies evolve and built cultural identities as a consequence of the way they interacted.

The effect of error on cultural transmission

Claudine Gravel-Miguel | Published Thu Nov 1 16:42:06 2012 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:48 2013

This is the replication of the experiment performed by Eerkens and Lipo (2005) to look at the effect of copying errors when specific traits are transferred from an individual to another.

Model to assess factors that influence local communities compliance with protected areas policies

Gustavo Andrade | Published Mon Nov 21 05:50:54 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:40 2013

We built a model using R,polr package, to assess 55 published case studies from developing countries to determine what factors influence the level of compliance of local communities with protected area regulations.

A Computational Model of Workers Protest

Jae-Woo Kim | Published Fri May 13 03:00:08 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:17 2013

We present an agent-based model of worker protest informed by Epstein (2002). Workers have varying degrees of grievance depending on the difference between their wage and the average of their neighbors. They protest with probabilities proportional to grievance, but are inhibited by the risk of being arrested – which is determined by the ratio of coercive agents to probable rebels in the local area. We explore the effect of similarity perception on the dynamics of collective behavior. If […]

Relational Social Interaction Model of Migration (RSIMM)

Sean Bergin Christopher Roberts | Published Mon Feb 7 21:08:27 2011 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:48 2013

Current trends suggest that when individuals of different cultural backgrounds encounter one another, their social categories become entangled and create new hybridized or creole identities.

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