As promised, here is the full text of my PhD thesis.

Krotoski, Aleksandra K. (2009). Social influence in Second Life: Social Network and Social Psychological Processes in the Diffusion of Belief and Behaviour on the Web. PhD Dissertation. University of Surrey, Department of Psychology, School of Human Sciences. [pdf]

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Number of pages: 359

Number of words: 107,180

A wordle of the words used in the thesis:

Final draft

Number of journals referenced: 126

Journals most frequently cited:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (16)
Social Networks (12)
Public Opinion Quarterly (6)
Computers in Human Behavior (5)
CyberPsychology & Behavior (5)
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (5)
American Journal of Sociology (4)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (4)

Number of unique authors referenced: 485

A wordle of the authors based on the number of articles authored by them:

Final list of authors, by number of articles and chapters they authored (primary, secondary, or otherwise) in my PhD thesis

Most frequent authors cited (primary and non-primary author):
M. Hogg (14)
Jeremy Bailenson (5)
R. Spears (5)
T.L Taylor (5)
J. Turner (5)
B. Wellman (5)
J. Katz (4)
S. Kiesler (4)
B. Latané (4)
M. Lea (4)
KYA McKenna (4)
T. Postmes (4)
E. Rogers (4)
T. Valente (4)
D. Williams (4)