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Department of Sociology
Last Update: October 3, 2018
Welcome to my homepage. I am professor of sociology at the Department of Sociology and the ICS, at Faculty for Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Groningen. I study in particular modeling of norms and networks.
My main research addresses social integration, cooperation problems, social networks and learning theory. For this, I apply agent-based computational and game theoretical modeling, laboratory experiments, network research, survey research and various other methods. I am a member of the consortium of the NWO-financed gravity program SCOOP, a major effort to study sustainable cooperation in families, communities and organizations from a range of different disciplinary perspectives, launched in 2017 (PI: Rafael Wittek). My work has been published in social science journals like American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, or Organization Science, but also in multidisciplinary journals like the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences or Science and specialized journals like PloS Computational Biology, Sociology of Education, Rationality and Society, or Journal of Mathematical Sociology.
My research is embedded in the research program of the ICS (Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology), a research and training center accredited by the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Until September 1, 2016, I was director of studies (opleidingsdirecteur) of the Bachelor- and Master program Sociology at the University of Groningen, and head of the department of Sociology.
Here you can find my CV with a complete overview of my publications and other activities in research, teaching and the scientific community in general:
New paper (2017) "The double-edge of counter-sanctions" (with Dieko Bakker, Michael Mäs and Jacob Dijkstra) in "SOCIAL DILEMMAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND THE EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION" (eds. Ben Jann, Wojtek Przepiorka)
New paper (2017) "How, When and Where Can Spatial Segregation Induce Opinion Polarization? Two Competing Models." (Feliciani, Flache, Tolsma) in Journal of Artifical Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS).
Check out the recent Science paper “Complexity Theory and Financial Regulation” that I co-authored. … Related comments and response: letter by Ruhl, letter by Witzling, responses.
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