My general research interest concerns collective action and social integration in social networks. I use computational modeling techniques to develop new hypotheses. To test these hypotheses, I have gathered longitudinal network data in several organizations and conducted laboratory experiments.
I founded the Sociology Laboratory of the Department of Sociology in Groningen, which is a laboratory for behavioural experiments.
I am a member of the faculty council of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen.
Michael Mäs, and Karl-Dieter Opp (2016) When is ignorance bliss? Disclosing true information and cascades of norm violation in networks. Social Networks. 116-129
Michael Mäs, and Heinrich Nax (2016) A behavioral study of “noise” in coordination games. Journal of Economic Theory. 162. 195-208
Mäs Michael, Andreas Flache, Károly Takács, and Karen Jehn (2013) In the short term we divide, in the long term we unite: Demographic crisscrossing and the effects of faultlines on subgroup polarization. Organization Science 24: 716-736
Mäs Michael, Andreas Flache, and Dirk Helbing (2010) Individualization as Driving Force of Clustering Phenomena in Humans. PLoS Computational Biology 6
Mäs, Michael; Kurt Mühler, and Karl-Dieter Opp (2005) Wann ist man deutsch? Empirische Ergebnisse eines faktoriellen Surveys. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 57:112-134.