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Emotional energy exchange between bodies?

I would not consider David Hawkins to be a credible source. His PhD was from a degree mill that was shut down by court order. He has been flagged by the Cult Education Institute and Quackwatch. ...
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Why do teenagers take so many selfies?

The question you link to has an answer which says: "narcissism in US men" which is quite a different category than what you ask here. Selfie-ism or Selfitis is not a disorder, or by default ...
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Does computer usage (YouTube, Facebook, etc. ) influence social abilities?

Social media usage is still quite new and there have been no major longitudinal study that I know of, that has looked into how usage influences social abilities in the long run. If you limit it to ...
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Any studies as to whether internet groups create even more groups, ideologues and "separation" than pre-internet?

The literature you are looking for is regarding group polarisation in the Internet era (with "polarisation" being the main research keyword here). There are supporters of your idea as well, most ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

Existing Papers I found three papers in the same vein with considerably more empirical evidence. 1. Modeling the Size of Wars In the paper, provinces and conflicts are modeled to justify Richardson's ...
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Why do we require social interaction/engagement?

I think you phrased this well, but you are correct that it is a hard question which could be answered in many different ways which, perhaps, may not satisfy you. It is a "why" question so let me give ...
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Where could I collect UK participants for my survey?

You could obtain paid participants from https://www.prolific.ac/ That site allows you filter by country. The prices are reasonable, especially if your survey is short and you don't need too many ...
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Are there any scientific papers on the psychology of Q&A communities?

Here are some research articles that may be helpful: Contributing high quantity and quality knowledge to online Q&A communities [1] This study looks at the factors that motivate people to ...
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Whether "group polarization" and "social segregation" is the same?

Social segregation and group polarization are different concepts. Social segregation, (i.e. racial segregation, residential segregation, sex segregation) is defined as "the separation or ...
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Transmission of beliefs through networks

Check out Networks, Crowds, and Markets (David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, 2010), esp. chapters 16 and 19.
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What is acquaintance and how can it help a person?

Short answer Acquaintance at the start of a new study can help to build a network of friends. Friends can offer mental support in difficult times, they can stimulate you in your studies, you can ...
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What kind of data structuring is conducive to healthy debate?

I've been fascinated by this question for years, but unfortunately don't have a conclusive answer. So instead, I'll make an ad-hoc list of the things I've found/explored about this topic and hopefully ...
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What is a realistic mathematical function to model link decay in a social network?

Here's a nice paper that explores the question in depth: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4626528/. The authors measure the emotional closeness as frequency of contact and number of ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

The paper "Can robots make good models of biological behaviour" by Barbara Webb comes from a slightly different area, i.e. modeling biological organisms with robotics, making artificial cockroaches ...
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Whats analysis of both sides is called in psychology?

As highlighted in the comments, not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology, but there is a term for this. Therapy plans will often involve getting the client to try to look at their ...
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Why a "weak homophilic relationships" can be amplified by "cumulative advantage"

A homophilic relationship is: "the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others" I'd re-write "the rich get richer" in this context (or vice-versa) as: &...
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How to measure/predict the difficulty of a conflict?

Questionnaires and measurement scales typically take a lot of revision and validation. Otherwise, it is very common that you measure things you don't intend to measure, are missing relevant options, ...
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