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Cognitive constraints on the structure and dynamics of social networks

Abstract:

Everyday social activities take place within an environment peopled by a specific set of individuals (our social network). The author reviews the evidence that our social world is both limited in size and highly structured. This structuring consists of a series of circles of acquaintanceship, the successive layers of which progressively include more individuals with whom we have less intense relationships. Although these layers have very consistent typical sizes, there is considerable individ...

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10.1037/1089-2699.12.1.7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
GROUP DYNAMICS-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
7-16
Publication date:
2008-03-05
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EISSN:
1930-7802
ISSN:
1089-2699
URN:
uuid:7a3ba6c9-2bd0-415a-b03b-cc70e69c60a7
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290210
Local pid:
pubs:290210

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