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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (5) : 755-764     DOI:
研究方法 |
Application of Social Network Analysis in Psychology
MA Shao-Qi;JIAO Can;ZHANG Min-Qiang
(1Research Center of Psychological Application, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China)
(2 Department of Psychology, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518000, China)
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Abstract  Individuals are not isolated, their mind and behavior changes often depend on the relationship with other people. Social network analysis takes this dependency into account and develops corresponding methods to study relational variable. To begin with, this article clarified the main idea of social network theory and the fundamental concepts, data representation and research methods in social network analysis. Then, two types of statistical models on individual level and relational level are introduced. Based on the data, the UCINET software is used to show the steps of process relational data. Finally, the applications of social network analysis in the Personality psychology, Developmental and Educational psychology, and Management psychology are summarized.
Keywords social network analysis      relational data      dependency      p* model     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Min-Qiang   
Issue Date: 15 May 2011
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MA Shao-Qi,JIAO Can,ZHANG Min-Qiang. Application of Social Network Analysis in Psychology[J]. , 2011, 19(5): 755-764.
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