Opinion Dynamics with Multi-body Interactions

  title={Opinion Dynamics with Multi-body Interactions},
  author={Leonie Neuh{\"a}user and Michael T. Schaub and Andrew Mellor and Renaud Lambiotte},
We introduce and analyse a three-body consensus model (3CM) for non-linear consensus dynamics on hypergraphs. Our model incorporates reinforcing group effects, which can cause shifts in the average state of the system even in if the underlying graph is complete (corresponding to a mean-field interaction), a phenomena that may be interpreted as a type of peer pressure. We further demonstrate that for systems with two clustered groups, already a small asymmetry in our dynamics can lead to the… 
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