Social Balance Theory: Revisiting Heider’s Balance Theory for many agents

Situngkir, Mr Hokky and Khanafiah, Mr Deni (2004) Social Balance Theory: Revisiting Heider’s Balance Theory for many agents. [Departmental Technical Report] (Unpublished)

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We construct a model based on Heider’s social balance theory to analyze the interpersonal network among social agents. The model of social balance theory provides us an interesting tool to see how a social group evolves to the possible balance state. We introduce the balance index that can be used to measure social balance in macro structure level (global balance index) or in micro structure (local balance index) to see how the local balance index influences the global balance structure. Several experiments are done and we discover how the social group can form separation of subgroups in a group or strengthening a social group while emphasizing the structure theorem and social mitosis previously introduced.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Heider’s Balance Theory, balance index, structure theorem, sentiment relation, social balance, balance configurations
Subjects:Psychology > Psychobiology
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Psychology > Psychophysics
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Electronic Publishing > Economics
Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
Psychology > Social Psychology
Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
ID Code:3641
Deposited By: Situngkir, Mr Hokky
Deposited On:24 May 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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