The spread of obesity in a large social network over 32 years.
Network phenomena appear to be relevant to the biologic and behavioral trait of obesity, and obesity appears to spread through social ties, which has implications for clinical and public health interventions.
Factors considered important at the end of life by patients, family, physicians, and other care providers.
- K. Steinhauser, N. Christakis, E. Clipp, M. McNeilly, L. McIntyre, J. Tulsky
- 15 November 2000
Although pain and symptom management, communication with one's physician, preparation for death, and the opportunity to achieve a sense of completion are important to most, other factors important to quality at the end of life differ by role and by individual.
The collective dynamics of smoking in a large social network.
Despite the decrease in smoking in the overall population, the size of the clusters of smokers remained the same across time, suggesting that whole groups of people were quitting in concert.
Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study
People’s happiness depends on the happiness of others with whom they are connected, providing further justification for seeing happiness, like health, as a collective phenomenon.
In Search of a Good Death: Observations of Patients, Families, and Providers
- K. Steinhauser, E. Clipp, M. McNeilly, N. Christakis, L. McIntyre, J. Tulsky
- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 16 May 2000
This study describes the attributes of a good death, as understood by various participants in end-of-life care, and compared the perspectives of different groups of persons who had experienced death in their personal or professional lives.
Computational Social Science
It is found that origination rates of marine bivalves increased significantly almost everywhere immediately after the K-Pg mass extinction event, and a distinct pulse of bivalve diversification in the early Cenozoic was concentrated mainly in tropical and subtropical regions.
Social contagion theory: examining dynamic social networks and human behavior
The regularities that led us to propose that human social networks may exhibit a ‘three degrees of influence’ property are described and the statistical approaches used to characterize interpersonal influence with respect to phenomena as diverse as obesity, smoking, cooperation, and happiness are reviewed.
Life in the network: The coming age of computational social science: Science
The Taste for Privacy: An Analysis of College Student Privacy Settings in an Online Social Network
This paper argues that privacy behavior is an upshot of both social influences and personal incentives, and takes the preference for privacy itself as the unit of analysis, and analyzes the factors that are predictive of a student having a private versus public profile.
A Dynamic Network Approach for the Study of Human Phenotypes
A new phenotypic database summarizing correlations obtained from the disease history of more than 30 million patients in a Phenotypic Disease Network (PDN) is introduced, offering the potential to enhance the understanding of the origin and evolution of human diseases.