Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1775
Title: The Effect of Social Networks on the Quality of Political Thinking
Authors: Erişen, Cengiz
Erişen, Elif
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Keywords: Social Networks
 Political Thinking
 Political Discussion
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Wiley
Source: Erisen, E., & Erisen, C. (2012). The effect of social networks on the quality of political thinking. Political Psychology, 33(6), 839-865.
Abstract: In this article we investigate the effect of social networks on the quality of political thinking. First, the article introduces new social network concepts into the literature and develops the corresponding measures. Second, the article explores the quality of political thinking as a concept and develops its measures based on the volume and the causality of thoughts, and their integrative complexity. We make use of a survey to collect information on social networks and the experimental manipulation controls for the effect of policy frames. Our findings consistently show the significant negative impact of cohesive social networks on the quality of policy-relevant thinking. We conclude that close-knit social networks could create social bubbles that would limit how one communicates with others and reasons about politics.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00906.x
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/1775
ISSN: 0162-895X
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü / Department of Political Science

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