Structure and Dynamics of the Relationship between Network Measures and Psychological Attributes
First year PhD student Srebrenka Letina held a presentation about her research proposal, titled “Structure and Dynamics of the Relationship between Network Measures and Psychological Attributes”. Srebrenka argued that we still don’t know enough about how we shape our networks and how we are shaped by them. As we actively transform the structure of our networks differently depending on our own specific properties, and furthermore, our psychological characteristics have been conceptualized as a complex network system (network psychometrics), it would be crucial to gain deeper understanding how networks "within" and networks between individuals influence each other.
The aims of her project are multifold. She plans to investigate the connections between psychological attributes (such as individual differences in personality, interpersonal behavior and attitudes) and network measures derived from different kinds of network data. Furthermore, she will conduct analysis on the network’s dynamics over time and its effect on a relevant individual outcome (e.g. academic success).
Written by András Borsos