Differential Equations and Nonlinear Mechanics
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 86816, 26 pages

On the modelling of complex sociopsychological systems with some reasoning about Kate, Jules, and Jim

Nicola Bellomo1 and Bruno Carbonaro2

1Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino 10129, Italy
2Department of Mathematics, Second University of Napoli, Firat University, Caserta 81100, Italy

Received 10 June 2005; Revised 2 November 2005; Accepted 18 January 2006

Copyright © 2006 Nicola Bellomo and Bruno Carbonaro. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper deals with the modelling of complex sociopsychological games and reciprocal feelings involving interacting individuals. The modelling is based on suitable developments of the methods of mathematical kinetic theory of active particles with special attention to modelling multiple interactions. A first approach to complexity analysis is proposed referring to both computational and modelling aspects.