PSI Conference 2020 has been postponed

Now tentatively planned for 20-22 March 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Once we are all able to interact again, the PSI Conference will to Australia for the first time, showcasing Melbourne and our university to an elite international academic audience, and offering our university and business community the chance to interact with globally-known experts, authors, and TED speakers...

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About the PSI Network

PSI was launched for one reason—to connect researchers from different fields who share a common interest in power, status, and influence. These three topics have long captured the attention of academic scholars and continue to inspire empirical work across many disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, and biology). Much of this work examines the cognitive and social psychology of power and status dynamics present in diverse populations, ranging from investment bankers to Capuchin monkeys. Taken together, the insights drawn from this body of research are fundamental and its implications are far-reaching.

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The open access journal Information is calling for submissions to a Special Issue on “Social Influence” (submissions due March 2020). People who meet together or communicate over the Internet or other channels constantly exchange information, rumors, spread opinions and attitudes. Be it a personal exchange or the beginning of a massive societal shift, these processes begin with someone becoming influenced or influencing others.


The Special Issue aims to promote cross-domain knowledge exchange researchers interested in the phenomenon of social influence and information spreading in networks. It will aim to present the state of the art research in this area from different perspectives: sociology, computer science, psychology, as well as mathematics and physics. Information publishes papers on broad topics relating to information science and technology, data, knowledge, and communication.

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Results of search: ('social power' OR 'social status' OR 'influence' OR 'agency' OR 'control') AND ('psychology' OR 'sociology' OR 'anthropology' OR 'political science' OR 'government' OR 'economics')

[PDF]Impact of Internal Control in Enterprises Founded by Local Self-Government Units: The Case of Republic of Serbia

M Radović, J Vitomir, S Popović - Engineering Economics, 2021

In the countries in transition, like the Republic of Serbia, system innovations are being introduced, such as the implementation of internal controls in enterprises. The authors of the paper formulated a research question which is if the introduction of …



Until the year of 2015, Tegal Regency has not gotten WTP on its financial report and there are many irregularities implementation of Regional Development Budget showed in audit report of BPK. There are some cases that resulted in a loss of …

[PDF]Is higher government efficiency bringing about higher innovation?

J Wen, P Deng, Q Zhang, CP Chang - Technological and Economic Development of …, 2021

… Besides, we not only select traditional agency variables (patents) for innovation but also selected commercial … Hence, multicol- linearity may not influence the accuracy of the estimated results … effect model in Table 1. In …

Factors influencing the implementation of e-government initiatives in Tanzania: a case of the president's office-regional administration and local government

JB Abdallah - 2020

… However, factors such as IT security and privacy, integrated communication system, and technical support services can only influence e-Government initiative once proactive measures of appropriate handle them are considered …

… , em. Prof. Dr., Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld E-Mail: guenter. [email protected] uni-bielefeld. de Fields of Research: Deviant behavior and social control …

B Aulenbacher, A Barth, J Blasius, M Boehle…

This book provides the first systematic overview of German sociology today. Thirty- four chapters review current trends, relate them to international discussions and discuss perspectives for future research. The contributions span the whole range of …

[PDF]Lobbyists into Government

BCK Egerod, J McCrain

… story that aligns with this evidence is one where lobbying firms can control and sell … lobbyists use their relationships as an avenue to influence policy, as the subsidy theory … 5Alternately, the pool of potential hires for senior agency …

[PDF]Sally Engle Merry: Shaping the Anthropology of Law

M Goodale - 2021

… among the other, and typically more powerful, disciplines—academic law, politicalscience, sociology—that constituted … contributions, in particular, give a rounded sense of Sally's intellectual influence on the … neighbors and family …

Daily support and negative control during a quit attempt in single-smoking couples.

AH Buitenhuis, MA Tuinman, G Stadler, M Hagedoorn - Health Psychology, 2021

Objective: Research has shown a beneficial influence of partner support on smoking cessation. Previous studies mainly focused on support and neglected negative behaviors. Less is known about differences in support perceptions between partners …