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]Relationship Between Government Spending and Private Investment in Indonesia

S Saimul - International Journal of Advanced Science and …, 2020

… to the regions need to be changed in spending patterns with better control, so that … Data sources were obtained from various institutions such as the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Bank … Another variable turns out, the influence …

[PDF]Impact Of Varied Aerobics Training On Selected Health Related Fitness Variables Of Government College Boys

DRT BANUPRIYA - Academic Leadership-Online Journal, 2020

… There was a significance difference found between experimental group and control group on selected health fitness variable cardio respiratory endurance and muscular … respiratory endurance and muscular endurance …

Mastering the Use of Control Variables: the Hierarchical Iterative Control (HIC) Approach

PE Spector - Journal of Business and Psychology, 2020

There has been growing criticism of the established practice of automatically including control variables into analyses, especially with survey studies. Several authors have explained the pitfalls of improper use and have provided some best …

Government funding and fundraising: an online experiment of nonprofit leader preferences and personality

M Kim, DP Mason - Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial …, 2020

… themselves make different internal choices following changes in government funding, which then influence donor behavior … managers used a maximizer decision-making style coupled with a sense of agency (instead of the …

Melbourne towers debacle shows community control essential

F Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, 2020

… While the Victorian government has been able to offer temporary accommodation to some families living in overcrowded conditions during the pandemic, a longer-term solution is necessary … Melbourne towers debacle shows community control essential …

Business Survival and the Influence of Innovation on Entrepreneurs in Business Incubators

MODC Villares, V Miguéns-Refojo, FJ Ferreiro-Seoane - Sustainability, 2020

… and the Influence of Innovation on Entrepreneurs in Business Incubators. Manuel Octavio Del Campo Villares (), Vanessa Miguéns-Refojo () and Francisco Jesús Ferreiro-Seoane () Additional contact information Manuel …

Planet Braitenberg: Experiments in Virtual Psychology

PR Smart - Cognitive Systems Research, 2020

… the kind of physical constraints (eg friction, gravity, and momentum) that influence the shape … eg, the ability to share simulation assets, such as vehicle morphologies, control systems, and … In particular, it outlines an approach to …

Deep Mining of Teaching Data Under Online Teaching Quality Control

Y Gao, W Wang - … Conference on Social Science, Economics and …, 2020

In response to the national call for “no extension of education, no suspension of classes”, online teaching in our school is fully launched as scheduled. In order to ensure the quality of undergraduate online classroom teaching, from the point of …