From dyads to social networks: the importance of the inter-personal in social interaction

From dyads to social networks: the importance of the inter-personal in social interaction
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The mechanisms that enable us to engage in successful social interaction are still poorly understood, despite a movement in social cognition research toward studying two- or more people engaged in interaction rather than in isolation. However, studies investigating interpersonal mechanisms that emerge and facilitate joint action beyond symmetric tasks have been limited. In this talk, I will present a series of studies showing how interpersonal mechanisms can be modulated by task constraints, leader-follower dynamics, social relationship, and asymmetry in social standing. By employing new paradigms, I will conclude on how we can move beyond the dyad, to groups and social networks, in order to elucidate how social structures influence how we engage in real-time social interaction.  

Speaker
Dr Ivana Konvalinka
Hosted by
School of Psychology
Venue
William Guild Building
Contact

Dr Chu or Ms Carolyn Porter (01224 272227)