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What is Social Impact Theory

Handbook of Research on Artificial Immune Systems and Natural Computing: Applying Complex Adaptive Technologies
Formulates a mathematical model concerning how social processes operate at a given point in time. It specifies principles how individuals are affected by the society.
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Optimizing Society: The Social Impact Theory Based Optimizer
Martin Macaš (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic) and Lenka Lhotská (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-310-4.ch021
A novel binary optimization technique is introduced called Social Impact Theory based Optimizer (SITO), which is based on social psychology model of social interactions. The algorithm is based on society of individuals. Each individual holds a set of its attitudes, which encodes a candidate solution of a binary optimization problem. Individuals change their attitudes according to their spatial neighbors and their fitness, which leads to convergence to local (or global) optimum. This chapter also tries to demonstrate different aspects of the SITO’s behavior and to give some suggestions for potential user. Further, a comparison to similar techniques – genetic algorithm and binary particle swarm optimizer – is discussed and some possibilities of formal analysis are briefly presented.
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Dynamic of the Evaluation of Social Entrepreneurship Concept: A Bibliometric Analysis
It is a theory that accepts that the effects of factors such as social status, activity, formation etc. on individuals/groups depend on the size, closeness, and strength of the stimulus.
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The Cohesive Factors in Building Resilience and Team Dynamism in a Turbulent Era: Team Motivation and the Organizationally Resilient
Created by theorist Latane, based on the premise of four rules regarding how people can be targets of social influence and social forces.
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