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About Barry N. Markovsky

Dr. Markovsky's research interests include group processes, social psychology, social networks, methods of theory construction, experimental research, and computer simulations. Currently he is engaged in research on social networks, group solidarity, beliefs in paranormal phenomena, and applying complexity theory to social processes. He teaches courses in group processes, paranormal beliefs, and theory construction.


Present Professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina - Columbia

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Small Group Processes, Social Networks, and Social Judgment

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award
  • Who’s Who in American Education, since 2006
  • James S. Coleman Prize for the book Network Exchange Theory, 2002

Contact Information

Office: 322 Sloan
Phone: 803-777-3123

Articles (10)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (13)