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This article attempts to clarify some unresolved or unclarified
issues in applying social influence theories. It first reviews the
components of social influence models making specific reference to
information processing theory. It then applies network analysis
to identify the conceptual foundations of three proximity mechanisms
positional, and spatial) and two sources (individual and group) of
information processing. This discussion may help to make explicit some
of the motivations behind particular choices in testing theories of
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