***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** We would like to invite abstract submissions to the following Sunbelt 2018 organized session: *“Social Psychology and Social Networks”* at the 2018 Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), June 26-July 1, 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands. *Session organizers:* Kayla de la Haye, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Ruth Hunter, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast *About this session: *We welcome a wide range of submissions that explore the intersection of social psychology and social networks. Social psychological processes are some of the key mechanisms that explain the interdependence of individuals and social networks. Many social network theories draw upon these social psychological processes to explain how network structures emerge based on individual psychological characteristics and affiliation preferences, which shape local tie configurations and ultimately broad structural features of social networks (e.g., structural balance theories). Social network theories also emphasize how social network characteristics, in turn, shape individual beliefs and behaviors, and group outcomes, through mechanisms that include social learning, normative influence, mimicry, social capital, and social comparison. This session presents new research that advances knowledge about how individual social psychological characteristics, such as social intelligence and social schema, influence network ties and tie dynamics, as well as studies that examine how networks influence individuals through implicit and explicit social psychological mechanisms. *Instructions:* Please submit your abstract by February 1st, 2018 at the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sunbelt.sites.uu.nl_abstract-2Dsubmission_&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=E3C7CzWdeqnuz46-g9wKcrZwlOpOHnazMPWXWglaVnk&s=I-g1M6lW8Y5NFXcGER0JI_ALCV3uK6V-Ji2NTYs9Tyw&e= Abstracts should be 250-500 words. During the submission process, please select the session topic "Social Psychology and Social Networks" More information can be found on the conference website ( https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sunbelt.sites.uu.nl_&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=E3C7CzWdeqnuz46-g9wKcrZwlOpOHnazMPWXWglaVnk&s=2uwPgyozwYN5NlY1ZJ3Y5XFyXH6ywQYTW_u3Phr4uMo&e= ) cheers, Kayla -- Kayla de la Haye, PhD Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine Keck School of Medicine *University of Southern California* 2001 N. Soto St. Los Angeles, CA 90089-9239 Phone: 323.442.8228 | Cell: 310.480.8440 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.