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dc.contributor.author Melnik, Sergey
dc.contributor.author Ward, Jonathan A
dc.contributor.author Gleeson, James P.
dc.contributor.author Porter, Mason A
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-13T10:23:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-13T10:23:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4467
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The spread of ideas across a social network can be studied using complex contagion models, in which agents are activated by contact with multiple activated neighbors. The investigation of complex contagions can provide crucial insights into social influence and behavior-adoption cascades on networks. In this paper, we introduce a model of a multi-stage complex contagion on networks. Agents at different stages-which could, for example, represent differing levels of support for a social movement or differing levels of commitment to a certain product or idea-exert different amounts of influence on their neighbors. We demonstrate that the presence of even one additional stage introduces novel dynamical behavior, including interplay between multiple cascades, which cannot occur in single-stage contagion models. We find that cascades-and hence collective action-can be driven not only by high-stage influencers but also by low-stage influencers. (C) 2013 American Institute of Physics. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4790836] en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Chaos;23, 013124
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4790836
dc.subject social-influence en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject behavior en_US
dc.subject diffusion en_US
dc.subject model en_US
dc.subject dynamics en_US
dc.subject spread en_US
dc.subject innovations en_US
dc.subject cascades en_US
dc.title Multi-stage complex contagions en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-05-13T09:13:07Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1437317
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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