Applications: Group Dynamics
Group dynamics are a large determinant of evolutionary adaption and decisionmaking at community, regional, national and global scales. Understanding and projecting possible human behavior in response to changing conditions is critical to solution of CASoS problems.
Predictive capabilities for social diffusion processes, for instance to permit early identification of emerging contentious situations, rapid detection of disease outbreaks, or accurate forecasting of the ultimate reach of potentially “viral” ideas or behaviors, are critically important for both national and global security.
Analysis of leadership selection in traditional Pashtun society where leadership is manifested as an informal power system where potential leaders gain and maintain their position by means of group consensus.