Cooperation, competition and mixed-motive dynamics in conflictOverview: We developed a nonlinear mathematical model of the interactions in time between two actors (which could be individuals, groups, or nations) based on the theoretical and experimental insights of Deustch (1973, 2006), Pruitt (1969, 2006), Gottman, et al. (2002a,b), and Coleman, Vallacher, Nowak, and Bui-Wrzosinska (2006). In this model, the state of each actor at a given moment in time depends on its own state in isolation, its previous state in time, its inertia to change, and the influence from the other actor. We show how the dynamics of the interactions between the actors depends on whether they influence each other through positive feedback (cooperation), negative feedback (competition), or mixed positive and negative feedback.
Publications from this project
Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Liebovitch, L. S., Vallacher, R. R., Nowak, A., Coleman, P. T., Bartoli, A., &Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2011). Mathematical models of the dynamics of conflict. In A. W. Davidson & M. A. Ray (Eds.), Nursing, caring and complexity science: for human-environment well-being. … Continue reading →