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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): 520-528.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00520

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Application of Social Relation Model in Psychology

XU Tao1; ZHANG Minqiang1; WANG Xiaoting1; HUANG Zhaofeng1; JIAO Can2   

  1. (1 Center for studies of Psychological Application, School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China) (2 Psychology Department, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China)
  • Received:2014-03-31 Online:2015-03-15 Published:2015-03-15
  • Contact: ZHANG Minqiang, E-mail:; JIAO Can, E-mail:


Social Relation Model (SRM) decomposes interpersonal behavior and individual variation into two levels. It takes the complexity and multiplicity into account and improves the ecological validity of the researches in psychology. We introduce the research design of SRM, including round-robin design and block design. Five methods of data analysis and software are available for researchers. Then its application in psychology including the advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The block design, parameter estimation method and multivariate SRM need further study.

Key words: social relation model, dyadic relation, interaction, social consciousness