CSH talk by Simon Schweighofer - CSH Vienna

CSH Talk by Simon Schweighofer: “A Balance Model of Opinion Hyperpolarization”


Jun 14, 2019 | 15:0016:00

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The lecture by Simon Schweighofer will take place at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna in room 201.

If you are interested in participating, please email to office@csh.ac.at

Abstract

Polarization is threatening the stability of democratic societies. Until now, research has focused on the extremeness aspect of polarization, and failed to explain the correlation between different polarized issues. We develop an opinion dynamics model based on psychological balance theory that, for the first time, is able to generate hyperpolarization, and to explain the link between affective and opinion polarization.

We validate the predictions of this model on empirical data from the 2016 National Election Survey.

 

 

Details

Date
Jun 14, 2019
Time
15:00—16:00

Organizer

Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Phone
+43 1 59991 600
Email
office@csh.ac.at
Website
www.csh.ac.at

Venue

Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Josefstaedter Straße 39
Wien,1080
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Phone
+43 1 59991 600
Website
www.csh.ac.at