Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups

Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups

1st Edition - August 10, 2018

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  • Author: Thomas Malloy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128119662
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119679

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Social Relations Modeling of Behavior in Dyads and Groups covers software, interpersonal perception (adult and children), the SRM with roles (e.g. in families), and applications to non-human research. Written in an accessible way, and for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers, author Thomas E. Malloy strives to make inherently abstract material and unusual statistics understandable. As the social relations model provides a straightforward conceptual model of the components that make up behaviors in dyads and groups, this book will provide a powerful conceptual and methodological toolbox to analyze behaviors in dyads and groups across the sciences. This book is specifically designed to make this toolbox accessible - beyond interpersonal perception phenomena. It helps identify the relevant phenomena and dynamics surrounding behaviors in dyads and groups, and goes on to assess and analyze them empirically.

Key Features

  • Captures essential conceptual and methodological topics around the scientific analyses of behaviors in groups and dyads
  • Situates the SRM in the history of dyadic research
  • Offers detailed guidance on research design and measurement operations
  • Organizes models and empirical results into easily read figures and tables
  • Demonstrates how SRM variances and covariances can be used as dependent measures in experiments
  • Conceptualizes novel phenomena in personality psychology using the SRM


Students and researchers in social psychology and related fields (animal behavior, communication, and developmental psychology)

Table of Contents

  • 1. History
    2. Logic of the Componential Model
    3. Design and Measurement
    4. Variances and Covariances Quantify Phenomena
    5. Using Variances, Covariances, and Effect Estimates to Model Social Phenomena
    6. SRM as a Heuristic Device
    7. An Integrated Reference Source

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: August 10, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128119662
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128119679

About the Author

Thomas Malloy

Thomas E. Malloy

Professor of Psychology

Mary Tucker Thorpe Professor

Department of Psychology

Rhode Island College

Providence, Rhode Island 02908

(401) 456-8177 Office

Thomas E. Malloy has conducted research on interpersonal perception, peer perceptions in classrooms, intergroup relations, and reconciliation, individual differences and behavior, cross-cultural psychology, research methodology, and healthy psychology. He is currently funded by RI-INBRE and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Visual Attention to Faces of in-group and out-group members. Professor Malloy directs the Intergroup Relations Laboratory at Rhode Island College. He works with researchers at the Finnish National Institute of Health and Welfare on the 1987 Finnish Birth Cohort Study, a 25 year longitudinal study of all those born in Finland in 1987. Professor Malloy is collaborating with researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the quality of listening in dyadic interactions. He is also collaborating with researchers at the University of Ulster in Ireland on face-to-face dyadic interaction. He has offered methodological workshops at annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science on Social Relations Modeling of Dyadic Data.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, United States

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