New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena

Cognition, Complexity, Adaptation

  • Federico Cecconi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. New Theories

  3. New Applications

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About this book


This book studies social phenomena in a new way, by making judicious use of computer technology. The book addresses the entire spectrum of classic studies in social science, from experiments to the computational models, with a multidisciplinary approach. The book is suitable for those who want to get a picture of what it means to do social research today, and also to get an indication of the major open issues. The book is connected to a database of code for simulations, experimental data and allows to activate a subscription to a teaching tool using NetLogo, a programming language widely used in the social studies. The authors are researchers with first-hand experience research projects, both basic and applied. The work will be useful for those who want to understand more of the social, economic and political phenomena via computer applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Cecconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cognitive Sci. & Tech.–CNRRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23936-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23938-5
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