Proceedings of CAMUSS, the International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems
Binge drinking -- Peer pressure, Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Effect of social networks on, Cellular automata
In this project, we adopt Cellular Automata (CA) modeling as a means to focus solely on the elements of concern: individual state (binging) and local interactions (peer pressure). CA models are well suited for exploring the dynamics that occur within a population, and are useful for visualizing the clustering behaviour of communities. With this more abstract approach, it is possible to simulate large populations with reasonable computational requirements.
Jackson, P., Reid, A., Huitson, N., Wuschke, K., and Dabbaghian, V. (2012). Drinking with friends: A cellular automata approach to modeling peer influence on binge drinking behavior. Proceedings of CAMUSS (pp. 147-157), Oporto, Portugal.