Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Dynamic network theory [electronic resource] : how social networks influence goal pursuit / James D. Westaby.

By: Westaby, James D.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 279 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781433810824 (print ed. : hardcover); 1433810824 (print ed. : hardcover).Subject(s): Social networks -- Psychological aspects | Goal (Psychology) | Goals | Group Structure | Psychology, SocialAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 302.3 Other classification: CV 4000 | CV 6500 | CV 7000 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
Contents:
Theoretical overview, assumptions, and levels of analysis -- Dynamic goal pursuit: network motivation, emotions, conflict, and power -- Groups, organizations, and goal pursuits over time -- Interventions: leadership, helping, networking, and organizational learning -- Cognition and mental health in social networks -- Conclusions and applications.
Summary: "New advances across the social sciences are highlighting social networks as phenomena that can motivate people and change lives. But what the literature has not addressed is what gives social networks such power. How do they facilitate and regulate change? Parsimoniously answering these questions from a scientific perspective is not as simple as one may think. In fact, relatively few theories have attempted to comprehensively explain how social networks influence goal achievement and performance across situations from a metatheoretical perspective. Although numerous books and articles have nicely focused on social networks, motivation, goals, leadership, and organizational behavior, few have developed a unified theory that explains behavior across these domains. In response, this volume introduces a new dynamic network theory of goal pursuit to explain how social networks influence goal achievement, performance, and behaviorally related processes at various levels of analysis. This original theory goes beyond traditional social network analyses by directly infusing goals and network regulation processes into social networks, an approach that has not been sufficiently addressed, theoretically or empirically, in social psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, or management science. This volume uniquely combines the new theory with new methodologies to address the complexities of social network action at individual, group, organizational, and international levels of analysis"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
E-BOOK E-BOOK Tavistock and Portman Library
electronic full-text resource
Psycbooks via EBSCOhost E-BOOK (Browse shelf) Not for loan Shibboleth login
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Theoretical overview, assumptions, and levels of analysis -- Dynamic goal pursuit: network motivation, emotions, conflict, and power -- Groups, organizations, and goal pursuits over time -- Interventions: leadership, helping, networking, and organizational learning -- Cognition and mental health in social networks -- Conclusions and applications.

"New advances across the social sciences are highlighting social networks as phenomena that can motivate people and change lives. But what the literature has not addressed is what gives social networks such power. How do they facilitate and regulate change? Parsimoniously answering these questions from a scientific perspective is not as simple as one may think. In fact, relatively few theories have attempted to comprehensively explain how social networks influence goal achievement and performance across situations from a metatheoretical perspective. Although numerous books and articles have nicely focused on social networks, motivation, goals, leadership, and organizational behavior, few have developed a unified theory that explains behavior across these domains. In response, this volume introduces a new dynamic network theory of goal pursuit to explain how social networks influence goal achievement, performance, and behaviorally related processes at various levels of analysis. This original theory goes beyond traditional social network analyses by directly infusing goals and network regulation processes into social networks, an approach that has not been sufficiently addressed, theoretically or empirically, in social psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, or management science. This volume uniquely combines the new theory with new methodologies to address the complexities of social network action at individual, group, organizational, and international levels of analysis"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2012 dcunns

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust Library, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA.

020 8938 2520
library@tavi-port.ac.uk.
http://library.tavistockandportman.ac.uk
Moodle

//