Decision making plays an important role in many situations. This applies both to individual decision making and collective decision making, although the scope of the consequences of a decision may be quite different for both cases. In the collective case a worldwide scale can be reached whereas in an individual situation often the scale is limited to personal life. Nevertheless, also collective decisions usually have a basis in decisions of individuals within a population. In this paper it is discussed how in certain cases individual decisions can indeed lead to collective decisions with a worldwide scope of consequences. Two mechanisms for this are considered in particular: influencer-driven social contagion within social networks and plasticity-driven evolution within biological populations.
|Title of host publication||Decision Economics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Minds, Machines, and their Society|
|Editors||Edgardo Bucciarelli, Shu-Heng Chen, Juan M. Corchado, Javier Parra D.|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Decision Economics, DECON 2020 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 17 Jun 2020 → 19 Jun 2020
|Name||Studies in Computational Intelligence|
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Decision Economics, DECON 2020|
|Period||17/06/20 → 19/06/20|
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- Behavioural plasticity
- Collective decision