Social Interaction

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Analyzing Social Interaction This site offers An Event Structure Analysis page with an on-line Java program, and an Affect Control Theory page that offers a number of programs and datasets.
   
Burke, Peter: Home Page Burke is known for his research on identity theory and his innovative work with computer simulations of social behavior.
   
Center for the Study of Group Processes Information about group processes research, researchers & publications.
Center for the Study of Work Teams The mission of the Center is to create learning partnerships which support the design, implementation, and development of collaborative work systems, thereby maximizing individual & organizational effectiveness.
Computer-Mediated Communication Resources A well structured listing of pointers to bibliographies and resources related to computer-mediated communication. Topics range from internet use to groupware.
Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP) A peer reviewed, electronic journal covering all aspects of social psychology. Publication is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa which provides free access to its contents.
   
Hidalgo: History as Social Drama In: Dramas, Fields, and Methaphors: Symbolic Action in Human Society. Ithace: Cornell University Press, 1974, pp. 98-155
   
Impossibility of Sexual Communication By: Richard Garlikov. A chapter from his new book "The Meaning of Love".
International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships A professional organization interested in all aspects of personal relationships. Its goal is to stimulate and support scholarship and research on personal relationships, improve communication between researchers around the world engaged in the scientific study of personal relationships, and establish the field of personal relationships within the scholarly community.
   
Language and Social Interaction Provides information on conferences, symposia and proceedings, topic specialty resources, personal resources, syllabi, electronic journals and more.
   
Network Visualization The Network gallery documents work in progress in efforts to visualize social structures. The aim is to develop experience how automatic procedures can be combined with aesthetics to ease insight into usually complex phenomena. There are two tracks which visitors can follow. As the visualizations stem from varying subject domains you may choose to follow the subject track, which organizes the presentation around the thematic aspects of the datasets. If your interest is more formal, you may wish to enter the technical laboratory. There they demonstrate methodological approaches for handling empirical data. This will often move quickly through various substantive domains where similar technical problems arise.
   
Personal Relationships, the Journal of ISSPR Journal of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships(ISSPR). PR (first published in 1994), is an international, interdisciplinary journal which has as its aim the promotion of scholarship in the field of personal relationships throughout a broad range of disciplines & methodologies. The subject matter of PR includes such topics as love, jealousy, conflict, intimacy, social support, loneliness, socialization, attachment and bonding, communication, kinship, and sexuality. They suggest that we can progress in understanding relationships, and that the separate funds of knowledge accumulated by each research style must be banked in the same vault and made readily available. That's right, but you'll have to pay (subscribe) to get access to this knowledge. Editor: Patricia Noller (University of Queensland).
Psychology Web Archive A jumping off place for social psychologists. It's a public non-commercial site with links to psychology related resources available on the Internet.
PsychSite A public service designed to help students and professionals interested in the science of psychology find resources on the Internet. A major jumping-off point for searching out psychological information. The focus is on psychology as a science (not on parapsychology or self-help).
   
Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD) RCGD's goal is to advance the understanding of human behavior in a societal context. Current research includes studies concerned with group decision making and social judgment; conformity and independence; violence and aggression, scholastic achievement, delinquency, and alternative schools; social relationships and social support within African American communities, the study of aging in a variety of social contexts, studies focusing on the effects of educational television, computers, and other novel technology in classrooms; stereotyping and social judgment, culture and cognition, cognitive anthropology; human mating strategies and conflict between the sexes, and studies on the mental representation of social categories with a focus on the development of notions of race in young children.
   
Simulating Symbolic Interaction A description of a program for simulating symbolic interaction. The program processes verbal inputs using empirically-based equations and a cybernetic theoretical model, while making reference to dictionaries of culture measurements. Results are verbal outputs suggesting what behaviors, emotions, attributions, and labeling will occur in the given situation.
Small Group Sociometric Research Project Contains several working papers on various aspects of group processes (with focus on task performance and leadership). From: West Chester University.
Social Networks A journal for the study of social networks. It is an inter-disciplinary and international quarterly that provides a common forum for representatives of anthropology, sociology, history, social psychology, political science, human geography, biology, economics, communications science and other disciplines who share an interest in the structure of social relations and associations.
Social Network Journal An international quarterly journal that publishes both reports of empirical research and formal models. Articles published in the journal are all concerned with questions about the structure--or patterning--of the linkages that connect social actors.
Social Psychology "The social sciences are dedicated to understanding the human condition, ideally to the extent that the singular and collective behaviors of human beings can be understood and even predicted. Though their goals are identical in the abstract, these "sciences" differ in terms of their way of looking at things, the questions they ask, the methods they use in addressing these questions, and what they do with this information once they obtain it."
Social Psychology as Social Construction: The Emerging Vision My commitment to social psychological inquiry has now exceeded three decades the commitment has been a passionate one throughout. However, the nature of this passion - the sense of the inquiry and its significance - has changed substantially over this period. The "message" of the discipline, as it initially kindled my excitement, now seems deeply mistaken - in certain respects even injurious to the society. Because the various assumptions that grounded this message were (and continue to be) the assumptions of the vast majority of the discipline, my evolving writings drew strong criticism."
Social Psychology Network "Welcome to Social Psychology Network, the largest social psychology database on the Internet. In these pages, you'll find more than 4,000 links to psychology-related resources."
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) "With over 2,800 members, the Society is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world. The goals of the Society are to further the generation and dissemination of research in personality and social psychology."
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) "SPSSI is an international group of over 3500 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. In various ways, the Society seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries."
Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) A social science professional organization of scholars interested in qualitative, especially interactionist, research. Provides a set of resources for qualitative researchers.
Studying Social Interaction Home page of David Heise (Indiana University's Department of Sociology), the originator of Affect Control Theory. His methodological research has proceeded from issues in quantitative modeling to methodological problems in qualitative research. His social psychological research focuses on the affective and logical foundations of social interaction. His site contains recent or forthcoming papers. You can download software for the analysis of social interaction.