Group Polarization and Non-positive Social Influence: A Revised Voter Model Study

  • Zhenpeng Li
  • Xijin Tang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6889)


In this paper, we analyze how the non-positive social influence affects group polarization by adding influence factor into the classic voter model. Through model simulation, we observe that a group would self-organize into two-polarization pattern, under no imposing intervention, which is entirely different from the result of drift to an extreme polarization dominant state in the classic voter model.


group polarization non-positive social influence social identity voter model opinions dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhenpeng Li
    • 1
  • Xijin Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems ScienceChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China

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