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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Shane Thye

Title: Professor
Department: Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-3123
Resources: Department of Sociology


Ph.D. University of Iowa (1997) He earned a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Iowa where he also received his PhD. He subsequently served as a post doctoral fellow at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations where he still holds a visiting appointment. He is interested in a broad array of group processes and quantitative research techniques. He is currently conducting research on commitment in exchange networks, power from status in bargaining relations, status organizing processes, and the emotional basis of social order in groups both large and small. He is also interested in the development and spread of 'paranormal' beliefs.