Modelling community formation driven by the status of individual in a society

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dc.contributor Aalto University en Snellman, Jan Iniguez Gonzalez, Gerardo Govezensky, Tzipe Barrio, Rafael A. Kaski, Kimmo 2018-12-10T10:13:40Z 2018-12-10T10:13:40Z 2017-12-01
dc.identifier.citation Snellman , J , Iniguez Gonzalez , G , Govezensky , T , Barrio , R A & Kaski , K 2017 , ' Modelling community formation driven by the status of individual in a society ' Journal of Complex Networks , vol. 5 , no. 6 , pp. 817-838 . DOI: 10.1093/comnet/cnx009 en
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dc.description.abstract In human societies, people's willingness to compete and strive for better social status, as well as being envious of those perceived in some way superior, lead to social structures that are intrinsically hierarchical. Here, we propose an agent-based, network model to mimic the ranking behaviour of individuals and its possible repercussions in human society. The main ingredient of the model is the assumption that the relevant feature of social interactions is each individual's keenness to maximize his or her status relative to others. The social networks produced by the model are homophilous and assortative, as frequently observed in human communities, and most of the network properties seem quite independent of its size. However, we see that for a small number of agents the resulting network consists of disjoint weakly connected communities, while being highly assortative and homophilic. On the other hand, larger networks turn out to be more cohesive with larger communities but less homophilic.We find that the reason for these changes is that larger network size allows agents to use new strategies for maximizing their social status, allowing for more diverse links between them. en
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dc.format.extent 817-838
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Complex Networks en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 5, issue 6 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.subject.other Information systems science en
dc.title Modelling community formation driven by the status of individual in a society en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Professorship Kaski K.
dc.contributor.department Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.subject.keyword Community formation
dc.subject.keyword opinion formation
dc.subject.keyword Social hierarchy
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.subject.keyword Information systems science
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812105997
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/comnet/cnx009
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