In the social psychology literature, there is a lot of discussion about the pathways through which one achieves social belief formation (i.e. persuasion, coercion, etc.). These differ from those provided in the philosophy literature (i.e. imitation, contagion, etc.). And, the literature on social doxology is sparse.
Aside from the declining interest in memetics, there does not seem to be a robust body of contemporary literature on the social pathways through which beliefs (as opposed to memes) are transmitted.
Could someone point me in the right direction on where to look. I am new to this research area and might be missing something.