Social Influence Network Theory

A Sociological Examination of Small Group Dynamics

av Noah E Friedkin  (häftad, 2014)

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Social Influence Network Theory (häftad)
  • Häftad (paperback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 390
  • Utg.datum: 2014-02-20
  • Förlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Medarbetare: Johnsen, Eugene C.
  • Illustrationer: 24 b/w illus. 42 tables
  • Dimensioner: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9781107617674

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A Structural Theory of Social Influence (häftad)

A Structural Theory of Social Influence

Noah E Friedkin
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"Social Influence Network Theory pivots on a process model of attitude formation and change that accords pride of place to interpersonal influences mediated by social connections. Friedkin and Johnsen bring contemporary social network theory to bear on fundamental and long-standing puzzles about group process and functioning, including consensus formation, polarization, factionalization, and decision making. Their book - a potent and welcome contribution to social network science - both demands and gives serious attention to how and why 'network effects' operate, on individuals and groups alike." - Peter V. Marsden, Harvard University

"This book provides an elegant formal model of the social influence process among people in groups and social networks and shows how this model can be used to illuminate and integrate basic processes in group dynamics such as social comparison, majority/minority influence, group polarization, and the effects of status structures. Social scientists have long acknowledged that the social influence process is central to the ways that individuals think and act and social structures emerge. This book shows how we can systemize our understanding of this core social process and gain a powerful analytic purchase on the ways that people make groups and groups make people. It is a must read for serious students of group dynamics, especially mathematically oriented ones." - Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Lucie Stern Professor, Stanford University

"Summarizing their thoughts over many years, Noah Friedkin and Eugene Johnsen have written a book that will influence the way people think about influence in small groups for years to come." - Peter Bearman, Columbia University

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Övrig information

Noah E. Friedkin is Professor and former Chair of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of A Structural Theory of Social Influence (Cambridge University Press, 1998), which received the award for Best Book in Mathematical Sociology from the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, as well as articles in various scholarly journals, including The American Sociological Review, The American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces and The Administrative Science Quarterly. He is an elected member of the Sociological Research Association. Professor Friedkin's areas of research specialization are social psychology, mathematical sociology, and formal organizations. Eugene C. Johnsen is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, former Vice Chair of Mathematics, and former Director of Summer Sessions at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His mathematical publications have appeared in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Linear and Multilinear Algebra, Journal of Algebra, Mathematische Zeitschrift, and Journal of Combinatorial Theory, and his social science publications have appeared in such journals as Social Networks, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Social Science Research, Sociological Methods and Research, and Advances in Group Processes. He held a National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the National Bureau of Standards and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Professor Johnsen's research has been in the areas of linear algebra, combinatorics, social networks, and mathematical sociology.

Innehållsförteckning

Part I. Introduction: 1. Group dynamics: structural social psychology; 2. Formalization: attitude change in influence networks; 3. Operationalization: constructs and measures; 4. Assessing the model; Part II. Influence Network Perspective on Small Groups: 5. Consensus formation and efficiency; 6. The smallest group; 7. Social comparison theory; 8. Minority and majority factions; 9. Choice shift and group polarization; Part III. Linkages with Other Formal Theories: 10. Models of group decision making; 11. Expectation states and affect control; 12. Individuals in groups; Epilogue; Appendices.

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