Do you two know each other? Transitivity, homophily, and the need for (network) closure
Journal of personality and social psychology, Volume 99, Issue 5, 2010, Pages 855-869.
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The authors investigate whether need for closure affects how people seek order in judging social relations. In Study 1, the authors find that people who have a high need for closure (NFC) were more likely to assume their social contacts were connected to each other (i.e., transitivity) when this was not the case. In Studies 2 and 3, the a...More
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