Emergence of Good Conduct, Scaling and Zipf Laws in Human Behavioral Sequences in an Online World

  title={Emergence of Good Conduct, Scaling and Zipf Laws in Human Behavioral Sequences in an Online World},
  author={Stefan Thurner and Michael Szell and Roberta Sinatra},
  booktitle={PloS one},
We study behavioral action sequences of players in a massive multiplayer online game. In their virtual life players use eight basic actions which allow them to interact with each other. These actions are communication, trade, establishing or breaking friendships and enmities, attack, and punishment. We measure the probabilities for these actions conditional on previous taken and received actions and find a dramatic increase of negative behavior immediately after receiving negative actions… CONTINUE READING
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