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Sociophysics Analysis of Multi-Group Conflicts

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Department of Physics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
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Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modélisation Université de Cergy-Pontoise, CNRS, UMR 8089, 2 Avenue Adolphe Chauvin, 95302 Cergy-Pontoise CEDEX, France
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Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
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Entropy 2020, 22(2), 214; https://doi.org/10.3390/e22020214
Received: 8 January 2020 / Revised: 31 January 2020 / Accepted: 6 February 2020 / Published: 14 February 2020
We present our research on the application of statistical physics techniques to multi-group social conflicts. We identify real conflict situations of which the characteristics correspond to the model. We offer realistic assumptions about conflict behaviors that get factored into model-generated scenarios. The scenarios can inform conflict research and strategies for conflict management. We discuss model applications to two- and three-group conflicts. We identify chaotic time evolution of mean attitudes and the occurrence of strange attractors. We examine the role that the range of interactions plays with respect to the occurrence of chaotic behavior. View Full-Text
Keywords: social conflicts; statistical physics approach; complex systems; mean-field theory; monte carlo simulation social conflicts; statistical physics approach; complex systems; mean-field theory; monte carlo simulation
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Kaufman, M.; Diep, H.T.; Kaufman, S. Sociophysics Analysis of Multi-Group Conflicts. Entropy 2020, 22, 214.

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