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Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC)

The goal of the Center is to promote connections and collaborations between different researchers focusing on various aspects and levels of human social behavior. We use theoretical and empirical methods and work at the interface of mathematical, biological, social, and computational sciences. Our topics of interest include cooperation, conflict, cultural evolution and dynamics, mass behavior and psychology, human origins, emergence and evolution of human societies, social norms, and societal resilience and (in) stability to various shocks. We are interested in combining system thinking, modeling tools, and big data to develop testable predictions and practical agendas.

DySoC/NIMBioS Seminars

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Next: Monday, Sep 24, 3:30 (refreshments at 3)
Speaker: Damian Ruck (DySoC, Anthropology, UTK)
Topic: Cultural prerequisites for democracy and economic development
Location: Room 206, Claxton Bldg, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.

Did you miss a seminar spring semester? Here's the line-up with video at the link:
February 14 – Alex Bentley (Anthropology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) on The acceleration of cultural evolution
March 19 – Brandon Prins (Political Science, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) on Pirate lands: Governance and maritime piracy
April 16 – Garriy Shteynberg (Psychology, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) on Not by imitation alone: Collective learning as a psychological foundation of human evolutionary success

Contact DySoC
Sergey Gavrilets, Director
403B Austin Peay
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-3410
PH: (865) 974-8136
FAX: (865) 974-3067 Email
Website: http://www.dysoc.org

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