Paul Smaldino

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Paul Smaldino

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University of California, Merced

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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.

Cultural Group Selection of Sustainable Institutions

Timothy Waring Sandra H Goff Paul Smaldino | Published Wed Jun 10 17:38:06 2015 | Last modified Tue Aug 4 14:14:05 2015

We develop a spatial, evolutionary model of the endogenous formation and dissolution of groups using a renewable common pool resource. We use this foundation to measure the evolutionary pressures at different organizational levels.

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

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

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

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

We consider scientific communities where each scientist employs one of two characteristic methods: an “all right” method (A) and a “better method” (B). The quality of methodology is relevant to the epistemic products of these scientists, and generate credit for their users. Higher-credit methods tend to be imitated, allowing to explore whether communities will adopt one method or the other. We use the model to examine the effects of (1) bias for existing methods, (2) competence to assess relative value of competing methods, and (3) interdisciplinarity: the tendency for members of a scientific community to receive meaningful credit assignment from those outside their community.

Under development.

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