First published in 1976, this A Theory of Group Structures is a study of the aggregation of individuals into groups, which cuts across many different social sciences. Volume two examines a sequence of twelve experiments and reports empirical tests of the theory presented in volume one. The result is a major revision of existing research into problems of group structure and a case study in paradigm development. This book will be of interest to students of all social sciences.
Preface; 11. A Method for Strong Inference 12. Some Basic Results 13. Channel Preferences 14. Group Preferences for Type of Structure 15. Ex Ante Test Implications of the Theory 16. A Test for the Validity of the Axiom of Consummation and a Model for Interpersonal Hostility 17. Summarizing the Empirical Work; References; Author Index; Subject Index