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Noah E. Friedkin


Noah E. Friedkin is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (email:  His current research interests are focused on the development and applications of social influence network theory.  He received his Ph.D. at The University of Chicago in 1977, and his major fields were then and remain in the areas of social psychology (social networks and group processes) and formal organizations.

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Broom Center Publications
Friedkin, N.E. and E.C. Johnsen. 2014. 
"Two Steps to Obfuscation"
Social Networks39: 12-13. 
Mirtabatabaei A., P. Jia, N. E. Friedkin, and F. Bullo. Forthcoming.
"On the reflected appraisals dynamics of influence networks with stubborn agents. "
In American Control Conference, Portland, OR, USA, June 2014. 
Friedkin, N.E. Forthcoming. 
"Models of Influence in Networks"
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Science, 2nd edition. Elsevier. 
Friedkin, N.E. Forthcoming. 
"Social Justice in Local Systems of Interpersonal Influence "
in Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality, edited by Jane McLeod, Ed Lawler and Michael Schwalbe. Springer. 
Friedkin, N.E. Forthcoming. 
"Scale-Free Interpersonal Influences on Opinions in Complex Systems. "
Journal of Mathematical Sociology. 
Jia, P., Mirtabatabaei A., N. E. Friedkin, and F. Bullo. 
"On the dynamics of influence networks via reflected appraisal."
In American Control Conference, Washington, DC, USA, pages 1251-1256, June 2013. 
Childress C.C. and N.E. Friedkin
"Cultural Reception and Production: The Social Construction of Meaning in Book Clubs"
American Sociological Review 77: 45-68. 2012
Friedkin, N.E. 
"A Formal Theory of Reflected Appraisals in the Evolution of Power"
Administrative Science Quarterly 56: 501-529. 2011.
Friedkin, N.E. 2011
"Spine Segments in Small World Networks"
Social Networks 33:88-97.