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dc.contributor.authorMcCray, Stephen
dc.descriptionMentor: David Courard-Haurien_US
dc.description.abstractAn agent-based computer model was designed in NetLogo to study the communication of environmentally relevant scientific information in a heterogeneous society. The roles of uncertainty, expert interpretation, and intentional information selection in the maintenance of false beliefs even when the agent has a personal incentive to hold beliefs that correspond to exogenous reality were studied. The relative importance and power of these influences in the emergence of stable or complex dynamic networks of false belief systems were investigated. In addition, this work has implications for environmental policy and social activism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDrake University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDUCURS 2011;21
dc.subjectBelief and doubten_US
dc.subjectComputer networks--Communication systemsen_US
dc.subjectInterpersonal communicationen_US
dc.titleSimulating Belief Propagation Within a Population Via Agent Based Modeling Using NetLogoen_US

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