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]Taking Back Control over Markets: Jürgen Habermas on the Colonization of Politics by Economics

PJ Verovšek - Political Studies, 2021

Recent developments have highlighted the tension between democracy and late capitalist economics. In the wake of the Great Recession, international market forces have increasingly taken de facto control of politics. My basic thesis is that a modified …

Process Model with Quality Control for the Production of High Quality Linked Open Government Data

B Penteado, MJ Carlos, S Isotani - IEEE Latin America Transactions, 2021

Governments worldwide have invested resources in publishing open data to promote new business and services and to promote transparency and accountability of public policies. However, due to different factors, such as different file formats and different …

[PDF]Good Government Governance in The Internal Control System and Audit Opinion

A Bandiyono - Jurnal Akuntansi, 2021

This study wants to describe the impact of the implementation of the internal control system in the Governance of local governance to the audit opinion CPCs local governments achieved with the application of the principles of good government …

Demand for Online News under Government Control: Evidence from Russia

A Simonov, J Rao - 2021

We examine the nature of consumer demand for government-controlled online news outlets in Russia, testing whether such demand reflects a preference for pro- government ideological coverage, or other factors unrelated to outlets' ideological …

Government Trust in a Time of Crisis

Z Su, S Su, Q Zhou - China Review, 2021

… did you get informa- tion about COVID-19 from central official media sources (such as People's Daily, CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, etc.) in … “We-media” had no signi cant influence on government … A possible reason is that the …

[PDF]Influence of Implementation of the Government Policies on Transition Rate of ECDE Children from Public Preschools to Public Primary School in Kapseret Sub County …

NM Muthoni, E Bitok, A Matere - Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural …, 2021

A child's transition from public preschool to primary is not a single event of change that has only immediate consequences but has its effects on transition rate. The purpose of this study was to assess influence of implementation of the government …

[PDF]Influence of Advertising on the Body Image of Teenagers in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State


Abstract he researcher ascertained the influence of advertisements on the body image of teenagers in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State. The study is nested in the media dependency and social cognitive theories and data were …

Public Servants or Simply (Government) Employees?

T Reitan - The Palgrave Handbook of the Public Servant

… and operators outside the country had been given access to sensitive control systems which … jobs are, information about benefits, reasons for working at the STA (“Influence!,”“Great responsibility … readers are redirected to the home …