Structural balance: a generalization of Heider's theory.

@article{Cartwright1956StructuralBA,
  title={Structural balance: a generalization of Heider's theory.},
  author={Dorwin Cartwright and Frank Harary},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1956},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          277-93
        }
}
A persistent problem of psychology has been how to deal conceptually with patterns of interdependent properties. This problem has been central, of course, in the theoretical treatment by Gestalt psychologists of phenomenal or neural configurations or fields (12, 13, 15). It has also been of concern to social psychologists and sociologists who attempt to employ concepts referring to social systems (18). Heider (19), reflecting the general field-theoretical approach, has considered certain… 
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