Opinion dynamics and bounded confidence: models, analysis and simulation


When does opinion formation within an interacting group lead to consensus, polarization or fragmentation? The article investigates various models for the dynamics of continuous opinions by analytical methods as well as by computer simulations. Section 2 develops within a unified framework the classical model of consensus formation, the variant of this model… (More)


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@article{Hegselmann2002OpinionDA, title={Opinion dynamics and bounded confidence: models, analysis and simulation}, author={Rainer Hegselmann and Ulrich Krause}, journal={J. Artificial Societies and Social Simulation}, year={2002}, volume={5} }