Structural Balance

Some articles on structural balance:

Signed Graph - Applications - Social Psychology
... This approach to social groups may be called structural balance theory ... Structural balance has been severely challenged, especially in its application to large systems, on the theoretical ground that friendly relations tie a society together ...

Famous quotes containing the words balance and/or structural:

    At last I feel the equal of my parents. Knowing you are going to have a child is like extending yourself in the world, setting up a tent and saying “Here I am, I am important.” Now that I’m going to have a child it’s like the balance is even. My hand is as rich as theirs, maybe for the first time. I am no longer just a child.
    —Anonymous Father. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 5 (1978)

    The reader uses his eyes as well as or instead of his ears and is in every way encouraged to take a more abstract view of the language he sees. The written or printed sentence lends itself to structural analysis as the spoken does not because the reader’s eye can play back and forth over the words, giving him time to divide the sentence into visually appreciated parts and to reflect on the grammatical function.
    J. David Bolter (b. 1951)