CONTINUOUS OPINIONS AND DISCRETE ACTIONS IN OPINION DYNAMICS PROBLEMS

@article{Martins2008CONTINUOUSOA,
  title={CONTINUOUS OPINIONS AND DISCRETE ACTIONS IN OPINION DYNAMICS PROBLEMS},
  author={Andr{\'e} C. R. Martins},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics C},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={617-624}
}
  • André C. R. Martins
  • Published 8 November 2007
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics C
A model where agents show discrete behavior regarding their actions, but have continuous opinions that are updated by interacting with other agents is presented. This new updating rule is applied to both the voter and Sznajd models for interaction between neighbors, and its consequences are discussed. The appearance of extremists is naturally observed and it seems to be a characteristic of this model. 

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