Jan Lorenz



I am particularly interested in dynamics of opinion and attitude formation and how it influences democratic collective decision making through deliberative interaction. I see opinion dynamics as an interdisciplinary topic because it touches social psychology, game theory and dynamics of complex systems. It is on the one hand driven by automatic cognitive and emotional processes, on the other hand it has elements of a strategic game, especially in the run-up to poll, election or other collective decision. Finally, interaction in large groups can have surprising systemic effects on macroscopic outcomes going beyond the scope of the individual.

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