We are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection among cognitive, social and computational sciences. LABSS is based at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and aims to foster an explorative approach to Agent Based Modeling and Simulation.
“Mafias and terrorism can be fought at their roots by studying how recruitment processes take place in our cities. Computational science can help us in this sense ", says Giulia Andrighetto, researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR in Rome
New paper 'The change in social norms in the Mafia's territories: The anti-racket movement of Addiopizzo' by Giulia Andrighetto and Francesca Lipari just published on the Journal of Institutional Economics
The Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS-CNR) is opening soon a 2-year post-doc position investigating the role of social norms in the spread of misinformation about the Covid pandemic in online communities.
Post-doc fellowship: Theory and experiments on social norms and their dynamics (Deadline July 2nd 2020)
The Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies at the Italian Research Council (CNR) is inviting applications for one full-time post-doc research fellowship within the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation (LABSS) to investigate experimentally the effects of group identity on the enforcement and dynamics of social norms.
Strong and highly motivated candidates with a background in experimental social psychology/sociology/philosophy/economics are invited to apply. The appointment will be for one year (12 months). After satisfactory evaluation, it may be extended for an additional period. The successful applicant is expected to start on October 1st 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.
New paper in PLOSONE by Giulia Andrighetto and Daniela Grieco on peer effects on compliance with extortive requests.
We're glad to announce that Prof. Giuseppe Attanasi (Université Cote d'Azur, Nice) will present a seminar on: Guilt Aversion in (New) Games: the Role of Vulnerability, Thursday, February 13 at 14:30 in Sala Europa, via Palestro 32, (ISTC-CNR).
a seminar on "Computer-Aided Speculations in Social Epistemology: A Case Study on the Bounded Confidence Model". Wednesday 5 Feb, at 11:00 in room Piaget; Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Rome (ITALY)
Gianluca Grimalda presenting his work titled “Sanctions and International Interactions Improve Cooperation to Prevent Collective Losses” The use of sanctions is often invoked to bolster international agreements. For instance, it has been proposed to link lack of compliance to climate change agreements with trade sanctions. We investigate experimentally whether sanctions may improve international cooperation.