The Psychology of Social Status

Editors: Cheng, Joey T., Tracy, Jessica L., Anderson, Cameron (Eds.)

  • Investigates crucial underlying psychological mechanisms of status
  • Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology and organizational science
  • Highlights biological and bodily manifestations of status attainment
  • Special methods chapter examines available research methods for measuring and experimentally manipulating social status
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About this Textbook

The Psychology of Social Status outlines the foundational insights, key advances, and developments that have been made in the field thus far. The goal of this volume is to provide an in-depth exploration of the psychology of human status, by reviewing each of the major lines of theoretical and empirical work that have been conducted in this vein. Organized thematically, the volume covers the following areas:

 - An overview of several prominent overarching theoretical perspectives that have shaped much of the current research on social status.

 - Examination of the personality, demographic, situational, emotional, and cultural underpinnings of status attainment, addressing questions about why and how people attain status.

 - Identification of the intra- and inter-personal benefits and costs of possessing and lacking status.

- Emerging research on the biological and bodily manifestation of status attainment

- A broad review of available research methods for measuring and experimentally manipulating social status

 ​A key component of this volume is its interdisciplinary focus.  Research on social status cuts across a variety of academic fields, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, organizational science others; thus the chapter authors are drawn from a similarly wide-range of disciplines. Encompassing the current state of knowledge in a thriving and proliferating field, The Psychology of Social Status is a fascinating and comprehensive resource for researchers, students, policy-makers, and others interested in learning about the complex nature of social status, hierarchy, dominance, and power.

About the authors

Joey T. Cheng

University of California, Berkeley

Jessica L. Tracy

University of British Columbia

Cameron Anderson

University of California, Berkeley

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Toward a Unified Science of Hierarchy: Dominance and Prestige are Two Fundamental Pathways to Human Social Rank

    Cheng, Joey T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Prestige and the Ongoing Process of Culture Revision

    Barkow, Jerome H.

    Pages 29-45

  • Do Status Hierarchies Benefit Groups? A Bounded Functionalist Account of Status

    Anderson, Cameron (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • What’s in a Name? Status, Power, and Other Forms of Social Hierarchy

    Blader, Steven L. (et al.)

    Pages 71-95

  • Personality and Status Attainment: A Micropolitics Perspective

    Anderson, Cameron (et al.)

    Pages 99-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Psychology of Social Status
Editors
  • Joey T. Cheng
  • Jessica L. Tracy
  • Cameron Anderson
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0867-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0867-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0866-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4549-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3996-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 365
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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