Social Influence Network Theory: A Sociological Examination of Small Group Dynamics
Social influence network theory presents a mathematical formalization of the social process of attitude changes that unfolds in a social network of interpersonal influences. This book brings the theory to bear on lines of research in the domain of small group dynamics concerned with changes of group members' positions on an issue, including the formation of consensus and of settled disagreement, via endogenous interpersonal influences, in which group members are responding to the displayed positions of the members of the group. Social influence network theory advances a dynamic social cognition mechanism, in which individuals are weighing and combining their own and others' positions on an issue in the revision of their own positions. The influence network construct of the theory is the social structure of the endogenous interpersonal influences that are involved in this mechanism. With this theory, the authors seek to lay the foundation for a better formal integration of classical and current lines of work on small groups in psychological and sociological social psychology.
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Noah E. Friedkin,Eugene C. Johnsen
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ˆaii achieved consensus affect control theory analysis assumption attitude change behavior Chapter choice shifts cognitive constrained constructs convergence convex hull decision scheme theory derived susceptibility described dimension disagreement distribution of initial dyads effects empirical ence endogenous interpersonal influences equilibrium attitudes expectation states theory Festinger’s formal formed Friedkin fundamental sentiments group dynamics group members group outcomes group polarization group-level group’s groupthink Hence homophily implications in-group individuals influence network theory influence systems initial consensus initial positions integration interpersonal influ involved issue positions jury outcomes matrix measure modal position multilevel modeling normative observed occur particular performance expectations postdiscussion positions predicted pressure to reach range of initial reach consensus relative self-weight social comparison theory social decision scheme social influence network social process social psychology social structure sociodemographic standard model subjects Surgery issue susceptibilities to interpersonal susceptibility values tetrads theoretical tion total influence triads variables variance