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James A. Kitts    
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Co-Director, Computational Social Science Institute (in formation)
University of Massachusetts
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9277
jkitts [.at.] soc [.dot.] umass [.dot.] edu

Papers Available Here (for complete list, see CV above):

Below I give links to obtain reprints and supplementary materials from my recent publications, links to my pending grants and working papers, syllabi from my courses, and software that I have developed:

Social Norms and Group Dynamics

Kitts, James A., Jones, Thomas M., Felps, Will, and Shawn L. Berman. “Greed and Fear in the Spatial Dilemmas Model: Implications for Cooperation Among Organizations” In Review.

Carel van Schaik, Pieter Francois, Herbert Gintis, Daniel Haun, Daniel J. Hruschka, Marco A. Janssen,       James A. Kitts, Laurent Lehmann, Sarah Mathew, Peter J. Richerson, Peter Turchin, Polly Wiessner.       “Cultural Evolution of the Structure of Human Groups” Cultural Evolution. Cambridge, MIT Press,                 2014.

Kitts, James A.  "Dynamics and Stability of Collective Action Norms."  
     
Journal of Mathematical Sociology 32(2): 142-63, April 2008.

Kitts, James A. "Collective Action, Rival Incentives, and the Emergence of Antisocial Norms."
       American Sociological Review, 71(2): 235-259, April 2006.

Kitts, James A. "Egocentric Bias or Information Management? Selective Disclosure and the Social Roots of Norm Misperception." 
      Social Psychology Quarterly, 66(3): 222-237, September 2003.

Social Network Analysis and Theory

Kitts, James A. Lomi, Alessandro, Mascia, Daniele, Pallotti, Francesca, and Eric Quintane. “Looking
       Inside
Interorganizational Ties: The Dynamics of Patient Exchange Among Italian Hospitals
       In review.

Kitts, James A. "Beyond Networks in Structural Theories of Exchange: Promises from Computational
     Social Science
" Advances in Group Processes. Vol 31, 2014.

Goodreau, Steven, Kitts, James A. and Martina Morris. "Birds of a Feather or Friend of a Friend?
      Using Exponential Random Graph Models to Investigate Adolescent Friendship Networks."

 
      Demography, 46(1):103-126, March 2009.

Kitts, James A. "Social Influence and the Emergence of Norms Amid Ties of Amity and Enmity."
      Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 14(3): 407-422, March 2006.

Macy, Michael W., Kitts, James A., Flache, Andreas, and Steve Benard. "Polarization in Dynamic
       Networks: A Hopfield Model of Emergent Structure."
 
      
Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis, National Academies Press, 162-173, 2003.

Social Movement Organizations and Social Networks

Kitts, James A. "Paradise Lost? Age Dependence in the Mortality of American Communes"
     
Social Forces. 87(3): 1193-1222, March 2009.

Kitts, James A. "Mobilizing in Black Boxes: Social Networks and Social Movement Organizations" 
Mobilization: An International Journal, 5(2): 241-257, October 2000.

Kitts, James A. "Analyzing Communal Life Spans: A Dynamic Structural Approach"
       Communal Societies, 20:13-25, Fall 2000

Kitts, James A. "Not in Our Backyard: Solidarity, Social Networks,and the Ecology of Environmental Mobilization."
     
Sociological Inquiry, 69(4): 551-574, Fall 1999.

Computational Social Science, Wearable Sensors, and Online Exchange

Kitts, James A.  "Diversity, Turnover, and the Dynamics of Organizational Demography."  In Revision.

Mäs, Michael, Flache, Andreas, and James A. Kitts. “Cultural Integration and Differentiation in Groups
and Organizations.” [Accepted for peer-reviewed volume: Perspectives on Culture and Agent-Based
      Simulations: Integrating Cultures, Springer, 2014.]

Wyatt, Danny, Choudhury, Tanzeem, Bilmes, Jeff, and James A. Kitts. "Inferring Colocation and Conversational Networks Using Privacy-Sensitive Audio"
       ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 2(1), 2011.

Anthony, Denise, Kitts, James, Masone, Christopher and Sean W. Smith. “Internet Exchange and
      Forms of Trust.” In Trust and Technology in a Ubiquitous Modern Environment. Edited by Dominika
      Latusek and Andrea Gerbasi. IGI Global, 2010.

Anthony, Denise, Kitts, James, Masone, Christopher and Sean W. Smith. “Trust and Privacy in
      Distributed Work Groups.” In Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling.
      Edited by Dominika Latusek and Andrea Gerbasi. IGI Global, 2009.

Wyatt, Danny, Choudhury, Tanzeem, Bilmes, Jeff, and James A. Kitts. "Towards the Automated Social Analysis of Situated Speech Data"
       Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, September 2008.

Lin, Zhiang, Kitts, James A. , Yang, Haibin, and J. Richard Harrison. "Elucidating Strategic Networks through Computational Modeling"
       Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory,
September 2008.

Kitts, James A. and Paul T. Trowbridge.
"
Shape Up Or Ship Out: Social Networks, Turnover, and   Organizational Culture." 
       Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 13(4): 333-353, December 2007.

Kitts, James A., Macy, Michael W., and Andreas Flache. "Structural Learning: Attraction and Conformity inTask-Oriented Groups."
     
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 5:129-145, 1999.

Minor Publications

Mäs, Michael and James A. Kitts. “Social Influence and the Emergence of Cultural Norms.”   
      Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, Springer Publications, 2012.

Corcoran, Katie E. and James A. Kitts.   "Communitarianism: Industrial Experimentation."  
     
Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, Facts on File, 2012.

Kitts, James A. and Jun Huang.   "Triads."  
     
Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage Publications, 2011.

Torfason, Magnus Thor and James A. Kitts.   "Prominence."  
     
Encyclopedia of Social Networks, Sage Publications, 2011.

Kitts, James A. and Yen-Sheng Chiang.   "Norms."  
     
Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Sage Publications, May 2008.

Kitts, James A. and Blaine G. Robins.   "Prestige."  
     
Encyclopedia of Social Problems, Sage Publications, May 2008.

Kitts, James A.  "Review: Schelling, Thomas C. Strategies of Commitment and Other Essays."  
     
Contemporary Sociology September 2008.

Wallner, Courtney M. and James A. Kitts.   "Hutterites."  
     
Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, University of Nebraska Press, September 2004.

Kitts, James A.  "Review: Hicks, George L. Experimental Americans: Celo and Utopian Community in the Twentieth Century."  
     
Contemporary Sociology July 2002.


Sponsored Research

My work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research. I have grant proposals pending and in preparation for the NSF and NIH.


Software: (for MS Windows 98 or later)

"NET-WORKS"  (2000)  
Software suite for analyzing and visualizing social networks.   See Description

"SpellMaker"  (2000)  
This application processes natality/mortality data for discrete or continuous time event-history analysis.
     See Description
 
"Structural Learning" (1999)    
This is the Attractor Neural Network model used in Kitts, Macy, and Flache (1999) above.
     Download Copy Here

"Iterated Game Arena"  (1998)   
This program arranges tournaments between IPD strategies, under conditions of discounting and error.
     See Description and Download Copy Here
 


Courses: