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dc.contributor.advisor Stein, Robert M.
dc.creatorJohnson, Pressley Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:28:34Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:28:34Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18094
dc.description.abstract Should people listen to their neighbors' political advice? Many models of social influence cast the people in an individual's social environment as monitoring their opinions and enforcing conformity. However, it is not necessarily clear that these neighbors have an incentive to bear costs associated with the coercion of political deviants. I suggest social influence may be the result of individual decisions to pursue benefits associated with following the advice of actors who have provided useful information in the past. I use original public opinion data, survey-based experiments, and social experiments conducted in a behavioral research laboratory to examine the effects of an individual's social interactions and observations of others, social connectedness resulting from these experiences, and their willingness to trust social sources of information.
dc.format.extent 257 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPolitical science
dc.title Influences of contextual information and social connectedness on political behavior
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Johnson, Pressley Martin. "Influences of contextual information and social connectedness on political behavior." (2002) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18094.


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