Impact of contrarians and intransigents in a kinetic model of opinion dynamics

@article{Crokidakis2014ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of contrarians and intransigents in a kinetic model of opinion dynamics},
  author={Nuno Crokidakis and Victor H. Blanco and Celia Anteneodo},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={
          013310
        }
}
In this work we study opinion formation on a fully connected population participating of a public debate with two distinct choices, where the agents may adopt three different attitudes (favorable to either one choice or to the other, or undecided). The interactions between agents occur by pairs and are competitive, with couplings that are either negative with probability p or positive with probability 1-p. This bimodal probability distribution of couplings produces a behavior similar to the one… Expand
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