Statistical physics of social dynamics

@article{Castellano2009StatisticalPO,
  title={Statistical physics of social dynamics},
  author={Claudio Castellano and Santo Fortunato and Vittorio Loreto},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={81},
  pages={591-646}
}
Statistical physics has proven to be a fruitful framework to describe phenomena outside the realm of traditional physics. Recent years have witnessed an attempt by physicists to study collective phenomena emerging from the interactions of individuals as elementary units in social structures. A wide list of topics are reviewed ranging from opinion and cultural and language dynamics to crowd behavior, hierarchy formation, human dynamics, and social spreading. The connections between these… 
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