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A stabilization theorem for dynamics of continuous opinions

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A stabilization theorem for processes of opinion dynamics is presented. The theorem is applicable to a wide class of models of continuous opinion dynamics based on averaging (like the models of Hegselmann–Krause and Weisbuch–Deffuant). The analysis detects self-confidence as a driving force of stabilization.

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  • Lorenz, Jan, 2005. "A stabilization theorem for dynamics of continuous opinions," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 355(1), pages 217-223.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:355:y:2005:i:1:p:217-223
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2005.02.086
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