publication . Article . 2012

From Local to Global Dilemmas in Social Networks

Flávio L Pinheiro; Jorge M Pacheco; Francisco C Santos;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2012 Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
Abstract
Social networks affect in such a fundamental way the dynamics of the population they support that the global, population-wide behavior that one observes often bears no relation to the individual processes it stems from. Up to now, linking the global networked dynamics to such individual mechanisms has remained elusive. Here we study the evolution of cooperation in networked populations and let individuals interact via a 2-person Prisoner's Dilemma--a characteristic defection dominant social dilemma of cooperation. We show how homogeneous networks transform a Prisoner's Dilemma into a population-wide evolutionary dynamics that promotes the coexistence between coo...
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free text keywords: Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Probability Theory, Research Article, Mathematics, Sociology, Ecology, Time Factors, Computer Science, Numerical Analysis, Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Social Support, Computer Modeling, Biology, Game Theory, Medicine, Q, R, Science & Technology, Science, Ecosystems, Humans, Interdisciplinary Physics, Statistical Mechanics
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Abstract
Social networks affect in such a fundamental way the dynamics of the population they support that the global, population-wide behavior that one observes often bears no relation to the individual processes it stems from. Up to now, linking the global networked dynamics to such individual mechanisms has remained elusive. Here we study the evolution of cooperation in networked populations and let individuals interact via a 2-person Prisoner's Dilemma--a characteristic defection dominant social dilemma of cooperation. We show how homogeneous networks transform a Prisoner's Dilemma into a population-wide evolutionary dynamics that promotes the coexistence between coo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computational Biology, Applied Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Probability Theory, Research Article, Mathematics, Sociology, Ecology, Time Factors, Computer Science, Numerical Analysis, Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Social Support, Computer Modeling, Biology, Game Theory, Medicine, Q, R, Science & Technology, Science, Ecosystems, Humans, Interdisciplinary Physics, Statistical Mechanics
Related Organizations
74 references, page 1 of 5

Granovetter, M. The strength of weak ties.. Am J Sociol. 1973; 78: 1360 [OpenAIRE]

Watts, D. A twenty-first century science.. Nature. 2007; 445 (7127): 489 [PubMed]

Lloyd, AL, May, RM. How viruses spread among computers and people.. Science. 2001; 292: 1316-1317 [PubMed]

Dorogovtsev, SN. Lectures on Complex Networks. 2010

Fowler, JH, Christakis, NA. Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010; 107 (12): 5334-5338 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Centola, D. The Spread of Behavior in an Online Social Network Experiment.. Science. 2010; 329: 1194 [PubMed]

Lazer, D, Pentland, A, Adamic, L, Aral, S, Barabasi, AL. Computational social science.. Science. 2009; 323 (5915): 721-723 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Barrat, A, Barthelemy, M, Vespignani, A. Dynamical processes in complex networks. 2008

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Hauert, C. Effects of space in 2×2 games.. Int J Bifurcation Chaos. 2002; 12: 1531-1548

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publication . Article . 2012

From Local to Global Dilemmas in Social Networks

Flávio L Pinheiro; Jorge M Pacheco; Francisco C Santos;