Social Identity Approach Modelling


Geeske Scholz, Delft University of Technology

Nanda Wijermans, Stockholm University


The Social Identity Approach (SIA) is a promising approach from the social sciences that describes how people behave while being part of a group, how groups interact and how these interactions and ‘appropriate group behaviours’ can change over time. We regard the combination of SIA & ABM as a promising combination that enables us to push the frontiers in understanding human (group) behaviour in its social environment. We also know that formalizing a complex theory is challenging, and would like to offer an environment where formalizations can be shared and discussed.

In this special track of the ESSA special interest group SIAM, we invite any submissions that focus on formalising aspects of social identity with agent-based modelling. This might also be on relevant theoretical concepts such as norms or social influence. We welcome a variety of application domains and invite for reflection on the way formalisation choices have been made.