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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction and Schelling's Segregation Model

7 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
1.1 The Substantive Problem: Micromotives and Macrobehavior1m
1.2 What are Agent-Based Models?2m
1.3 Formal Model of Segregation1m
1.4 Exploring Schelling's Segregation Model1m
1.5 How to Download and Use NetLogo2m
1.6 Using NetLogo: Schelling's Segregation Model4m
1 practice exercise
Week 116m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Diffusion in Small Worlds

7 videos (Total 25 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 Introduction to Network Science5m
2.3 Types of Networks: Lattice Graph5m
2.4 Types of Networks: Random Graph4m
2.5 Using NetLogo: Properties of the Small World Network2m
2.6 Using NetLogo: Information Diffusion in Small World Networks3m
2.7 Conclusions: Life in a Small World2m
1 practice exercise
Week 218m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties

6 videos (Total 26 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
3.2 From Simple to Complex Contagions4m
3.3 How to Model Complex Contagions4m
3.4 Threshold Models in Networks9m
3.5 Using NetLogo: Complex Contagions in Small World Networks2m
3.6 Conclusion: The Spread of Behavior in a Complex World3m
1 practice exercise
Week 324m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Emperor's Dilemma and the Spread of Unpopular Norms

6 videos (Total 17 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
4.2 Components of a Norm: Compliance and Enforcement1m
4.3 Modeling Compliance and Enforcement2m
4.4 Using NetLogo: Explaining the Spread of Unpopular Norms7m
4.5 Falsification and Sufficiency in the Emperor's Dilemma1m
4.6 Self-Reinforcing Norms: A Cautionary Conclusion1m
1 practice exercise
Week 416m
4.6
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Top reviews from Network Dynamics of Social Behavior

By SCJan 21st 2018

A Crisp yet effective overview of some of the most critical works in the field of Networking. Anyone from the fields of Management, Sociology, Anthropology et al should try the MOOC.

By PAJul 29th 2019

This course really enhanced my understanding of collective intelligence, however, it would be great if instructors provide lecture slides also to revise the course whenever required.

Instructor

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Damon Centola

Associate Professor
Annenberg School for Communication

About University of Pennsylvania

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