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The Monist

Volume 88, Issue 2, April 2005


Brian Skyrms
Pages 260-269

Dynamics of Conformist Bias

We compare replicator dynamics for some simple games with and without the addition of conformist bias. The addition of conformist bias can create equilibria, it can change the stability properties of existing equilibria, it may leave the equilibrium structure intact but change the relative size of basins of attraction, or it may do nothing at all. Examples of each of the foregoing are given.