Sociophysics: Social collective behavior from the physics point of view
“Scientific truth is beyond loyalty and disloyalty”;
Isaac Asimov, in his novel series Foundation
Could society-related processes be understood in a scientific manner, i.e., solely explained (and eventually predicted) in terms of the actual facts driving the events, without any bias associated with particular points of view or ideological interests? Such a possibility, fictionally imagined by Isaac Asimov in his “psychohistory”, is the goal of the relatively new area of sociophysics.
M.G.E. da Luz, C. Anteneodo, N. Corkidakis, M. Perc, Sociophysics: Social collective behavior from the physics point of view, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 170 (2023) 113379.