Using agent-based modelling to explore behavioural dynamics affecting our climate

Wander Jager*

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This article introduces the methodology of agent-based modelling (ABM), explains how it contributes to understanding the dynamics of climate-relevant behaviour and discusses the challenges to implementing behavioural theory in ABMs. Next, an overview will be given on recent advances in environmentally relevant ABMs. The conclusions address the future of the ABM tool in the context of environmentally relevant behaviour in research and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2021


  • Agent based modelling
  • Artificial societies
  • Climate
  • Computational social science
  • Environmental behaviour
  • Psychology
  • Social complexity
  • Social simulation

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