Kathryn A. Coronges

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The cognitive associative structure of two populations was studied using network analysis of free-word associations. Structural differences in the associative networks were compared using measures of network centralization, size, density and path length. These measures are closely aligned with cognitive theories describing the organization of knowledge and(More)
Activating communities to achieve public health change and initiate policy reform usually requires collective action from many entities. This case study analyzes inter-organizational networks among members of a coalition created to expand health insurance coverage to uninsured children in a large metropolitan area. Six networks were measured: collaboration,(More)
Decision-making is a social process whereby behaviors are often driven by social influences and social consequences. Research shows that social context also plays an integral role in decision-making processes. In particular, evidence suggests that implicit or non-conscious cognitions are linked to social information in memory and that implicit attitudes can(More)
Construction of realistic dynamic complex networks has become increasingly important. One of the more widely known approaches, Barabasi and Albert’s “scale-free” network (BA network), has been generated under the assumption that new actors make ties with high degree actors. Unfortunately, degree, as a preferential attachment scheme, is limited to a local(More)
The U.S. military's ban on open homosexuality has become an increasingly salient issue since its implementation in 1993 and its repeal in 2011. The military is an organization with a unique professional and social organization. Evaluating military attitudes from a network perspective may offer insight into the role of formal and informal leadership in(More)
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