Computational Model Library

The role of spatial foresight in models of hominin dispersal

Colin Wren | Published Mon Feb 24 20:36:57 2014 | Last modified Mon Jul 14 13:31:31 2014

The natural selection of foresight, an accuracy at assess the environment, under degrees of environmental heterogeneity. The model is designed to connect local scale mobility, from foraging, with the global scale phenomenon of population dispersal.

A simple model of random encounters of materials that produces distributions as found in the archaeological record.

Land-Livelihood Transitions

Nicholas Magliocca Daniel G Brown Erle C Ellis | Published Mon Sep 9 20:21:13 2013 | Last modified Fri Sep 13 14:25:53 2013

Implemented as a virtual laboratory, this model explores transitions in land-use and livelihood decisions that emerge from changing local and global conditions.

The model explores the emergence of inequality in cognitive and socio-emotional skills at the societal level within and across generations that results from differences in parental investment behavior during childhood and adolescence.

Social and Task Interdependencies in Innovation Implementation

Spiro Maroulis Uri Wilensky | Published Tue Jun 4 16:38:44 2013 | Last modified Tue Mar 4 19:47:22 2014

This is a model of innovation implementation inside an organization. It characterizes an innovation as a set of distributed and technically interdependent tasks performed by a number of different and socially interconnected frontline workers.

Modeling financial networks based on interpersonal trust

Anna Klabunde Michael Roos | Published Wed May 29 14:28:45 2013 | Last modified Thu Nov 28 12:31:40 2013

We build a stylized model of a network of business angel investors and start-up entrepreneurs. Decisions are based on trust as a decision making tool under true uncertainty.

Peer reviewed An Agent-Based Model of Status Construction in Task Focused Groups

André Grow Andreas Flache Rafael Wittek | Published Sun May 18 12:25:58 2014 | Last modified Tue Jun 16 18:27:23 2015

The model simulates interactions in small, task focused groups that might lead to the emergence of status beliefs among group members.

Diet breadth model from Optimal Foraging Theory (Human Behavioral Ecology)

C Michael Barton | Published Wed Nov 26 23:19:21 2008 | Last modified Thu Mar 12 20:04:31 2015

Diet breadth is a classic optimal foraging theory (OFT) model from human behavioral ecology (HBE). Different resources, ranked according to their food value and processing costs, are distributed in th

A Model of Iterated Ultimatum game

Andrea Scalco | Published Tue Feb 24 16:08:20 2015 | Last modified Mon Mar 9 16:13:23 2015

The simulation generates two kinds of agents, whose proposals are generated accordingly to their selfish or selfless behaviour. Then, agents compete in order to increase their portfolio playing the ultimatum game with a random-stranger matching.

Forager mobility and interaction

L S Premo | Published Thu Jan 10 06:21:14 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:32 2013

This is a relatively simple foraging-radius model, as described first by Robert Kelly, that allows one to quantify the effect of increased logistical mobility (as represented by increased effective foraging radius, r_e) on the likelihood that 2 randomly placed central place foragers will encounter one another within 5000 time steps.

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