Paul Smaldino

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Paul Smaldino

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Arizona State University

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Research Interests

I am interested in the evolutionary, cultural, and psychological processes through which complex human organizational patterns emerge. My approach consists largely of developing and analyzing mathematical and computational models of dynamic populations, which are informed by research across many disciplines. Some areas of study closely related to my work include social and cultural evolution, social identity and group formation, mate choice, institutional mechanisms for cooperation, social and cultural constraints on decision making, cognition, biological pattern formation, agent-based modeling, and the philosophy of modeling.

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

Dynamic bipartite network model of agents and games in which agents can participate in multiple public goods games.

A spatial prisoner’s dilemma model with mobile agents, de-coupled birth-death events, and harsh environments.

Adoption as a social marker

Paul Smaldino | Published Mon Oct 17 13:00:14 2016

A model of innovation diffusion in a structured population with two groups who are averse to adopting a produce popular with the outgroup.

A dynamic model of social network formation on single-layer and multiplex networks with structural incentives that vary over time.

Human mate choice is a complex system

Paul Smaldino Jeffrey C Schank | Published Fri Feb 8 19:17:22 2013 | Last modified Sat Apr 27 20:18:34 2013

A general model of human mate choice in which agents are localized in space, interact with close neighbors, and tend to range either near or far. At the individual level, our model uses two oft-used but incompletely understood decision rules: one based on preferences for similar partners, the other for maximally attractive partners.

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