Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method of studying the social structures of groups. Although it is most commonly used in sociology, SNA can also provide insight into the individual behavior of people within groups, such as their tendency to cluster with subgroups or their popularity within a group. Thus, SNA has great application for psychologists and is likely to be an increasingly common method choice, particularly among inter-group psychologists. Click on the video below for a brief introduction to SNA.
The BIAS lab uses SNA to examine people's behavior within racially diverse group settings. For example, in a recent study, we found that people who endorse "all lives matter" or "colorblind" views on racism tend to be more marginalized within diverse social settings.