social process


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social process a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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  • John Dewey
    “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.”
  • Jane Addams
    Jane Addams
    “Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.”


In literature:

Never in the history of social change has there been an intelligent direction of social processes.
"The Next Step" by Scott Nearing
Later in the process of social evolution these local adaptations are greatly multiplied.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
The mode of production of material life determines the social, political and intellectual processes of life.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
The method of producing the material livelihood determines the social, political and intellectual life process in general.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
In 1895 appeared 'With the Procession,' another picture of Chicago social life, but painted with a more kindly touch.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
James, as man, was full of social interests, and, as psychologist, was fond of studying social processes.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
To apply the same process of argument to human and social evolution was perfectly scientific and legitimate.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
And in this social process, it is not true that each man counts one!
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Modern production is already very largely a collective and social process.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
For him social life is a process rather of the past.
"Socialism and the Social Movement in the 19th Century" by Werner Sombart

In poetry:

"Go, plaintive Youth! no more by fount or stream,
Like some lone halcyon, social pleasures shun;
Go, dare the light, enjoy its cheerful beam,
And hail the bright procession of the sun.
"Elegy XXIV. He Takes Occasion, From the Fate of Eleanor of Bretagne" by William Shenstone

In news:

Geek social network Reddit will get to be a part of the political process, again.
Realize the social process of voir dire and use it to your advantage.
Taking Over Tampere Industry Prepares for Education and Socialization at Glass Processing Days by Tara Taffera.
"They are learning word processing and computer skills, so they are better prepared for the business world," said Jessica Steele, social studies teacher.
"We're prepared to, in a separate process, look at how to strengthen Social Security," Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said this month on ABC's "This Week.
Link Social Tech to Business Processes.
Mountain View, Calif.—In a study that underscores the importance of social networks in the b2b buying process, LinkedIn found that 73% of tech buyers have engaged with an IT vendor on a social network.
Experience accelerating sales processes shows the promise of enterprise social networking, but doesn't prove today's technologies deliver on it.
Wanting to leverage this trend and accelerate the process, Folica launched a social referral program in June 2011.
Israeli President believes social media helps with peace process .
"The final document is marred by outdated social conservative ideology," said the Log Cabin Republicans, which participated in the platform drafting process for the first time this year.
The state Department of Education is beginning the process of formulating new curriculum for public social studies classes.
Social media will change the 2012 election, just as the first televised presidential debate completely altered the election process in the United States.
Social Security checks being processed (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images).
Political parties use social media to open up convention process.

In science:

The gossip-based discovery processes we study are directly motivated by the two scenarios outlined above, namely algorithms for resource discovery in distributed networks and analyzing how discovery process affects the evolution of social networks.
Discovery through Gossip
In addition to the application of discovering all members of a group, analyses of the processes such as the ones we study can help analyze both short-term and long-term evolution of social networks.
Discovery through Gossip
Our processes are motivated by the resource discovery problem in distributed networks as well as by the evolution of social networks.
Discovery through Gossip
These results have the potential to become a starting point for the definition of alternative strategies and mechanisms to explore and retrieve information from networks, and characterize more accurately spreading and diffusion processes in a wide range of dynamic social networks.
Random walks and search in time-varying networks
LTMs are usually studied as the basis for some kind of diffusion process. A typical problem is the identification of most influential individuals in a social network.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data