The Question: Do Humans Behave like Atoms?
- Serge Galam
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The analogy, if any, between men and atoms is discussed to single out what can be the contribution from physics to the understanding of human behavior. The basic assumptions of the approach of sociophysics are formulated together with the methodology used to tackle a given problem taken from the social and political worlds [1, 2].
- Galam, S, Gefen, Y, Shapir, Y (1982) Sociophysics: A mean behavior model for the process of strike. Journal of Mathematical Sociology 9: pp. 1 CrossRef
- S. Galam, When humans interact like atoms, Understanding group behavior, Vol. I, Chap. 12, 293-312, Davis and Witte, Eds., Lawrence Erlbaum Ass., New Jersey (1996)
- The Question: Do Humans Behave like Atoms?
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- A Physicist's Modeling of Psycho-political Phenomena
- pp 21-39
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- Understanding Complex Systems
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- Springer US
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- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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- Serge Galam (1)
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- 1. CREA, Boulevard Victor 32, 75015, Paris, France
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