Opinion Dynamics Unit- old with TNG

Does Your Opinion Count? Most people form opinions on a variety of topics from current styles to political issues to product preferences. Individual opinions can be formed as the result of first hand experience, research and reflection, interaction with others and/or messages from mass media. Since we cannot experience everything first hand, we often rely on others for information. Because of this dependence on others for information that shapes our opinions, an understanding of opinion formation and dynamics is an essential part of being an informed citizen.

In this unit, we will explore Opinion Dynamics as an aspect of human society that can be studied as a complex system. In modeling opinion formation and dynamics agents representing humans can influence and be influenced by other agents both locally through one-on-one interactions and globally, through mass media

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