Category Archives: Social relationships

Relations

To make a topic from one of anthropology’s principal means and objects of study, investigating relations through relations, is offered in the spirit of reflexive enquiry. The entry is not confined to anthropological works, touching briefly on certain philosophical dimensions … Continue reading

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Computational Modelling of Trust and Social Relationships

A computational model for the development of social relationships is described. The model implements agent strategies for social interaction based on Dunbar’s Social Brain Hypothesis (SBH). A trust related process controls the formation and decay of relationships as a function … Continue reading

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Social Relationships and the Emergence of Social Networks

In complex social systems such as those of many mammals, including humans, groups (and hence ego-centric social networks) are commonly structured in discrete layers. We describe a computational model for the development of social relationships based on agents’ strategies for … Continue reading

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The Science of Social Emergence

Sociology should be the foundational science of social emergence. But to date, sociologists have neglected emergence, and studies of emergence are more common within microeconomics. Moving forward, I argue that a science of social emergence requires two advances beyond current … Continue reading

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Social Learning towards a Sustainable World – Principles, perspectives, and praxis

Creating communities and societies that are ecologically sustainable is the great challenge of our time. What is sustained in a sustainable community is not economic growth, development, market share, or competitive advantage, but the entire web of life on which … Continue reading

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Social Relationships – Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes

The extraordinary importance of personal relationships to the health and happiness of human beings hardly can be overstated. From the time they are born, humans crave love and intimacy and the joy of knowing that they are valued and cherished … Continue reading

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