Using mathematical models and online empirical methods to study collective behavior, research in the group focuses on how social and institutional changes can have unexpected effects on collective political, social, and health outcomes.
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Network Dynamics News
Uploaded on Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:24am
A study in Science by Professor Damon Centola finds that when 25% of people in a group adopt a new social norm, it creates a tipping point where the...
Uploaded on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 3:37pm
When people talk to each other, together they can make smarter decisions than they can on their own. Professor Damon Centola, along with Ph.D....
Uploaded on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 8:37am
Research by the Network Dynamics Group at the Annenberg School for Communication compared different ways that exercise programs motivate people to...
Uploaded on Friday, November 13, 2015 - 3:27pm
This presentation by Annenberg Professor Damon Centola, "The Spontaneous Emergence of Conventions: An Experimental Study of Cultural Evolution,"...
Uploaded on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 8:57am
A new study by Professor Damon Centola, along with graduate students Jingweng Zhang, Devon Brackbill, and Sijia Yang showed that the social influence...
Projects & Grants
22 Sep 2014 to 31 Aug 2017