Part of the series Understanding Complex Systems pp 21-39


The Question: Do Humans Behave like Atoms?

  • Serge GalamAffiliated withCREA

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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].