Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

There is a long and rich tradition in the social sciences of using models of collective behavior in animals as jumping-off points for the study of human behavior, including collective human behavior. Here, we come at the problem in a slightly different fashion. We ask whether models of collective human behavior have anything to offer those who study animal behavior. Our brief example of tipping points, a model first developed in the physical sciences and later used in the social sciences, suggests that the analysis of human collective behavior does indeed have considerable to offer.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1093/czoolo/58.2.298

Publication Title

Current Zoology

Volume

58

Issue

2

Comments

© 2012 Chinese Academy of Sciences. Published under Creative Commons Attribution License. Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1093/czoolo/58.2.298.

Bentley R.A., O'Brien M.J.. 2012. Tipping points among social learners: Tools from varied disciplines. Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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