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James Fowler Laboratory at UC San Diego

Dr. Fowler's work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences. His primary areas of research are social networks, behavioral economics, evolutionary game theory, political participation, cooperation, and genopolitics (the study of the genetic basis of political behavior).

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Publications (selected)

  • Rosenquist JN, Murabito J, Fowler JH, Christakis NA. The Spread of Alcohol Consumption Behavior in a Large Social Network, Annals of Internal Medicine 152 (7): 426–433 (6 April 2010) PMID: 20368648
  • Fowler JH, Christakis NA. Cooperative Behavior Cascades in Human Social Networks, PNAS 107 (12): 5334–5338 (23 March 2010) PMCID: PMC2851803
  • Lazer D, Pentland A, Adamic L, Aral S, Barabasi A-L, Brewer D, Christakis NA, Contractor N, Fowler JH, Gutmann M, Jebara A, King G, Macy M, Roy D, Van Alstyne M. Computational Social Science, Science 323 (5919): 721–723 (6 February 2009)
  • Fowler JH, Christakis NA. The Dynamic Spread of Happiness in a Large Social Network, British Medical Journal 337: a2338 (4 December 2008) PMCID: PMC2600606
  • Fowler JH, Schreiber D. Biology, Politics, and the Emerging Science of Human Nature, Science 322 (5903): 912–914 (7 November 2008) PMID: 18988845
  • Christakis NA, Fowler JH. The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network, New England Journal of Medicine 358 (21): 2249–58 (22 May 2008) PMCID: PMC2822344
  • Christakis NA, Fowler JH. The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network Over 32 Years, New England Journal of Medicine 357 (4): 370–379 (26 July 2007) PMID: 17652652
    Dawes CT, Fowler JH, Johnson T, McElreath RM, Smirnov O. Egalitarian Motives in Humans, Nature 446: 794–796 (12 April 2007) PMID: 17429399

List of Publications from PubMed


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