Diane Felmlee

Diane Felmlee

Professor of Sociology

506 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
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Diane Felmlee specializes in social network research in a variety of contexts, with a particular interest in the life course concept of “linked lives.” In her current research, she studies the role of networks of friendship and dating ties in the development of aggression and bullying victimization in schools and argues that aggression emerges among close, rather than distant, ties. She also investigates communication patterns in a sample of online dating participants, treating the email exchanges as an invisible, competing social network of linked ties (with D. Kreager). In other work, Professor Felmlee explores the complex processes by which social network ties influence and shape intimate relationships, in both positive and negative ways. Professor Felmlee teaches courses on social networks, social psychology, social statistics, gender, and social relationships.