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Questions tagged [social-networks]

For questions pertaining to the scientific study of social networks or social network analysis.

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Belongingness vs Social Connectedness

I am struggling with translation of these two words into my language. In many studies, they measure connectedness (or how much people feel connected) or belongingness (as need to belong or sense of ...
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Emotional energy exchange between bodies?

I'm not sure on which platform to ask this question: Is it possible to exchange emotional energy between two bodies via acts of goodwill? Two examples of acts of goodwill are: Help someone with their ...
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Why do teenagers take so many selfies? [closed]

I know that there is a similar question about this But my question is different. In fact I'm talking about teenagers and I'm asking the causes of this fact, not if there is a correlation with ...
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Whats analysis of both sides is called in psychology?

What is the scientific term or psychological term for visualizing a phenomenon, news or event in history or in daily life from both perspective. For example some event that happened in your country or ...
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Any studies as to whether internet groups create even more groups, ideologues and “separation” than pre-internet?

Any studies as to whether internet groups create even more groups, ideologues and "separation" than pre-internet? Since I've speculated that in the internet age we may be seeing even more "groups ...
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Facebook dopamine kick - any proof?

A lot of people are writing that Facebook and other social media sites cause users to be addicted by serving up well timed dopamine kicks in response to interactions. I was searching for any sort of ...
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Why are there few studies in the literature regarding human's pheromones?

Pheromones are thought to be the biological underpinning of the social behaviour. They have been extensively studied in animals. Pheromones are chemical factors that trigger a social response in ...
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What is acquaintance and how can it help a person? [closed]

An acquaintance party is : ... a college party held at the begining of the semester where students have the opportunity to meet each other. (source) Since this party is always held in different ...
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How accurate is a person's estimate of their social networks knowledge?

A lot of studies have been performed on the nature of fake news and it's spread on social media sites: "Perceived social presence reduces fact-checking" "Echo chamber and trench warfare dynamics in ...
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What kind of data structuring is conducive to healthy debate? [closed]

I was just thinking, if we as humans want to sort out our differences of opinion on, say, politics or religion, what would be a good means to debate such a concept while at the same time make everyone ...
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Where could I collect UK participants for my survey?

I am looking for survey participants from the UK. Is there a place I can publish my survey in order to get UK participants?
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Does computer usage (YouTube, Facebook, etc. ) influence social abilities?

With computers, tablets and smartphones, people spend more and more time in front of a screen, and perhaps, less time with actual people. In my experience, after spending a lot of time on my ...
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How do people navigate the social world and find people who are similar?

I have taken enough psychology courses to know that people are attracted to those similar to them in personality, attitudes, and important values but no one explains how they accurately judge such ...
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What is a realistic mathematical function to model link decay in a social network?

I'm wondering (as a non-psychologist/cogsci programmer) what would be a good mathematical function to model the decay human relationships, or in other words, how people forget about people they don't ...
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Literacy and other traits of social network users vs. the larger society

Have sociological researches been made on the levels of literacy, culture, shared ethical values among the users of the many existing social networks compared to the larger national societies the ...
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Why do we require social interaction/engagement?

By requirement I mean there are so many ill side effects of isolation, and everyone feels loneliness after too much time spent alone (although that threshold is different for different people, e.g. ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

I've recently encountered the domain of social network modelling while reading the papers on models of strategic voting (unpublished), opinion dynamics and influence spread. All of these papers ...
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Transmission of beliefs through networks

I recall seeing references to studies about the spreading of true/false beliefs through social networks. I think this research tends to be grounded in game theory or evolutionary theory (like gene ...
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The roots of Online Altruism [closed]

My name is Dan and as part of my bachelor degree in cognitive sciences I'm taking a course called Human Altruism. It's a very interesting one, that asks what are ...
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Publicly available social networks in apes and hunter-gatherer societies

Social network analysis is an indiscpensable tool for sociology, and is becoming increasing popular in anthropology, social-psychology and other fields. There are many papers that examine the ...
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Effects of Social Networking websites on Humans?

What are the effects of social networking websites in the evolution of humans (behavioral, intellectual, etc.)? Have their been any studies (published research, articles) on positive or negative ...
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Pathological distress caused by being discouraged to say “thanks” on online communities

The Stack Exchange network users are not encouraged to leave comments expressing thanks. Please do not add a comment on your question or on an answer to say "Thank you". Comments are meant for ...
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What motivates individuals to engage in cyberbullying?

With the advent and proliferation of social media, forums and q&a sites, there has been a matching increase in the incidents of online-bullying, or 'cyber-bullying, that goes beyond trolling. All ...
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Why do teenagers take the internet and cyberbullying so seriously?

Background: I saw this post on the daily Mirror: A girl committed suicide because some users bullied her on ask.fm. I signed up to see what that site is, and it was some Q&A site. So she committed ...
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How to conduct surveys using facebook?

More and more often I read in papers, that an online survey has been conducted through Facebook. What I have yet to understand is how this can best be done. I understand that Facebook allows the ...
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What is the effect of Social Media consumption on self-esteem?

I have been seeing many conflicting studies saying that facebook usage increases or decreases self-esteem. What is the current consensus regarding the effect of facebook usage on self-esteem? Has ...