Robert FarisAssistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Office: 2247 SS&H
Office hours: Spring: Thurs, 1-3
Classes: SOC 2: TR 12:10 - 1:30; SOC 195: TR 1:40-3:00P
Social psychology, social networks, adolescence, violence and delinquency
I investigate the micro-level foundations of power and status and their relationship to conflict and aggression. A recent paper (with Diane Felmlee) is available at http://www.asanet.org/images/journals/docs/pdf/Faris_FelmleeASRFeb11.pdf. Diane and I recently partnered with the Anderson Cooper 360º show to replicate and extend our original study. Results are available here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/10/us/ac-360-bullying-study/index.html (full report here: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/10/10/findings.from.the.wheatley.school.pdf).
My current projects focus on the ways that social networks channel scientific conflicts, how aggression can be effective for social climbing, and what predicts the direction that network diffusion follows (with John Hipp, at UC Irvine).