## A Probability Model for Social Interaction |

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### Contents

Distribution of Acts | 10 |

Solutions for Equations | 21 |

AN EMPIRICAL TEST OF THE MODEL | 26 |

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act initiation Activity orientation Actor First Actor Actor Second Actor Actor Third Actor actor three acts directed American Sociological Review analysis Appendix assumed assumptions axioms of probability Borgatta Chapter coalitions computed criteria defined departure from predicted directed to individuals discussion distribution of acts DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY equations equivalence class equivalence relation error Estimation of Table experimental subjects gratification hypothesis independence indicate initial vector initiating action initiating and receiving initiation of action initiation probabilities interaction matrix iterative method marginal probabilities norm number of acts object of action object orientation object selection Observed Expected observer error Parsons pi;k probabil probabilistic Probabilities of Initiating properties R. F. Bales rate of initiation Receiving Acts reception probabilities relevant Second Actor Third Selection and Orientation set of probabilities Small Groups social action social system solution square values Stephan-Mishler thesis Three-Person Group tion Total to Individuals type of group University of Wisconsin variable