Readers who are new to network science have likely encountered examples of this approach in popular descriptions of one's friends, acquaintances, and work colleagues being a social network. To help the reader who is new to network science, the author highlights some of the differences between these classic uses of the network metaphor and the more contemporary network approach. This chapter shows the results of several studies that employed methods that are not typically used by cognitive psychologists-including large-scale studies on Amazon mTurk, and agent-based simulations in a social network-to examine the social influences on language acquisition and processing. In other cases, the temporal dynamics of cognition occur on a shorter scale, as in the moment-to-moment states of cognition author find ourselves in throughout the day.