NIMBioS officially rolled out the new Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) this week. The Center promotes connections and collaborations between researchers focused on human social behavior.
Combining system thinking, modeling tools, and big data, DySoC-associated researchers develop testable predictions and research into a variety of topics related to human social behavior, such as cooperation, conflict, cultural evolution and dynamics, mass behavior and psychology, and human origins. Research also focuses on emergence and evolution of human societies, impacts of social structure on disease transmission, social norms, and societal response to shocks.
Core faculty members come from various departments across UT, including mathematics, ecology & evolutionary biology, anthropology, classics, political science, and psychology. Read more.