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Synergy in social communication

David J. T. Sumpter and Åke Brännström

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Synergy is where the interactions of a group of individuals becomes more than the sum of their parts. This chapter reviews how, through the use of social communication, foraging animals can increase ... More


Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions and critical phenomena have consistently been among the principal subjects of active studies in statistical physics. The simple act of transforming one state of matter or phase into ... More


Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Jeffrey Alexander (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Teacher, scholar, and leader, Neil Smelser stands as an iconic figure in sociology in the second half of the twentieth century. The chapters in this volume, written by prominent scholars from all ... More


“Effervescence” Spreads from the Council to the World

Andrew Greeley and Paul Wink

in The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238176
eISBN:
9780520938779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238176.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter studies what happened at the Council, and the consequent sweeping away of the old structure. Melissa Jo Wilde invokes a theory of collective behavior to explain the astonishing events. ... More


Different Kinds of Collective Minds

Bryce Huebner

in Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199926275
eISBN:
9780199347193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926275.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Many cognitive and biological scientists have defended claims about distributed cognition, but they have been too liberal in their ascriptions of mental states. This chapter returns to the ten cases ... More


Institutional Facts and Institutions

Raimo Tuomela

in Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199978267
eISBN:
9780199367788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978267.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

The chapter creates a theory of group-social facts and social institutions relying on the we-mode approach and the notion of collective “pattern-governed” behavior. The central notion in this account ... More


Migration quantified: constructing models and linking them with data

Luca Börger, Jason Matthiopoulos, Ricardo M. Holdo, Juan M. Morales, Iain Couzin, and Edward McCauley

in Animal Migration: A Synthesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses how models, combined with modern data sources and statistical methods, can be used to test different hypotheses about the causes of migration. It presents mathematical ... More


Collective emotional gatherings: their impact upon identity fusion, shared beliefs, and social integration

Dario Páez and Bernard Rimé

in Collective Emotions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199659180
eISBN:
9780191772238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659180.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The purpose of this chapter is to develop the link between collective gatherings and collective behavior as well as between socially shared beliefs and collective emotions. Demonstrations and rituals ... More


Introduction

Christopher R. Browning

in Understanding Genocide: The Social Psychology of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195133622
eISBN:
9780199847952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133622.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book seeks to understand not only the perpetrators of genocide but also other aspects of human behavior during the Holocaust. It explores the continuing and dynamic interaction between cognition ... More


Introducing the Masses: Vienna, 15 July 1927

Stefan Jonsson

in Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter describes an incident that occurred on July 15, 1927 in Vienna, Austria, to set the stage for a discussion of the concept of “the mass”. On this day, a protest march organized by workers ... More


The significance of social movement theory to anarchism

Dana M. Williams

in Black Flags and Social Movements: A Sociological Analysis of Movement Anarchism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526105547
eISBN:
9781526132215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105547.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

While academics are apt to seek the development of theoretical explanations for social movements, activists are more concerned with learning practical lessons about their movements in order to ... More


Distributed Emotional Intelligence: Resource to Help Medical Students Learn in Stressful Settings

Natalie J. Lewis and Charlotte E. Rees

in First Do No Self Harm: Understanding and Promoting Physician Stress Resilience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195383263
eISBN:
9780199344871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383263.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Medical students have to cope in stressful environments during training and later in their career. Emotional intelligence (EI) is useful in helping students and doctors cope, because of enhanced ... More


Is Anything Ever New? Considering Emergence

James P. Crutchfield

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses some of the most engaging natural phenomena, those in which highly structured collective behavior emerges over time from the interaction of simple subsystems. Emergence is ... More


Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 99, August 2012

Thierry Giamarchi, Andrew J. Millis, Olivier Parcollet, Hubert Saleur, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768166
eISBN:
9780191821905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768166.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Over the last decade, new experimental tools and theoretical concepts have led to new insights into the collective nonequilibrium behavior of quantum systems. The exquisite control provided by laser ... More


Social Movements, Civil Repair, and Social Movement Theory

Mario Diani

in Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199811908
eISBN:
9780190239343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811908.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins by asking why social movement scholars have paid so little attention to The Civil Sphere, given the centrality Alexander attaches to social movements. It offers a judicious ... More


Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198708285
eISBN:
9780191779404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book integrates agent-based modeling and network science. It is divided into three parts, namely, foundations, primary dynamics on and of social networks, and applications. The book begins with ... More


Retrospect and Prospect

John Davies

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198726494
eISBN:
9780191793301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks back—and forward—to review how network analysis might be used as a means to overcome areas of activity neglected within the traditional discourses of Greek history. After reviewing ... More


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