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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

EASP Meeting: Introducing Structure: Networks in Social Psychology

14.11.2017, by Sibylle Classen in call for papers

Brussels, October 31st to November 3rd, 2018
Organisers: Olivier Klein & Julia Eberlen
Application Deadline: April 31st, 2018


Networks are a new way to describe an old phenomenon: contact between individual human beings. Networks are used as both a tool to represent and investigate human interactions, and the underlying structure of large-scale datasets used to explore social psychological topics. More and more social psychologists use networks to better understand classic phenomena such as intergroup contact or conformism, but also to open up new fields of research such as the influence of network structure itself on attitude formation, or the empirical use of online social network data.

With this in mind, the small group meeting “Introducing Structure: Networks in Social Psychology” will be held from the afternoon of Wednesday, October 31st to Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.

During this 3 ½-day meeting, we would like to discuss whether social psychology can profit from representing human interaction and contact in the form of networks, and what methods can be used with regard to the different domains and topics within social psychology. The focus of potential contributions is thus theoretical and methodological rather than on the exact domain studied. We are striving for a wide representation of methods and approaches to networks in social psychology, including simulation and modelling approaches, but also experimental data, surveys, online social network data, and any other network approach suitable for research in social psychology. We also encourage submission of work in progress, to be presented in a format encouraging productive feedback by experts and peers.

In addition to talks about relevant research, we are also looking forward to submissions for short workshops and tutorials. If you are interested in participating either with a presentation, work-in-progress, a workshop or as an attendant, please fill in this form until April 31st, 2018.

For further questions, please contact Olivier Klein or Julia Eberlen. For practical information, write to: Julia.Eberlen at
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

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