Sociometric choice is a method of measuring group members' relationships by asking them to identify others with whom they are or wish to be connected in a specific situation. These choices identify relations of attraction and repulsion, or liking and disliking, in the group. Jacob L. Moreno proposed the sociometric choice test in 1934 as a key element of sociometrythe study of the pattern of interrelations between members of a group. The sociometric method dominated the field of sociology from the 1930s through the 1950s and has been used in group therapy and developmental work on children's peer groups. Patterns of sociometric choice can predict important outcomes, such as group performance and member influence. For this reason, sociometry promised early on to aid the optimal ...

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