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The perception of status: How we infer the status of others from their social relationships

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Title: The perception of status: How we infer the status of others from their social relationships
Authors: Otner, SMG
Betancourt, N
Kovacs, B
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: This paper investigates how we infer the status of others from their social relationships. In a series of experimental studies, we test the effects of a social relationship’s type and direction on the status judgments of others. We demonstrate empirically, possibly for the first time, a widely assumed connection between network structure and perceptions of status; that is, that observers do infer the status positions of group members from their relationships. Moreover, we find that observers’ status judgments vary with the direction and type of social relationship. We theorize that underlying this variance in status judgments are two relational schemas which differentially influence the processing of the observed social ties. Our finding that only the linear-ordering schema leads to status inferences provides an important scope condition to prior research on network cognition, and specifically on the perceptions of social status.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Date of Acceptance: 24-Jun-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/61795
DOI: 10.1017/nws.2018.13
ISSN: 2050-1242
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Journal / Book Title: Network Science
Sponsor/Funder: Imperial College London
Keywords: social status
social hierarchy
network cognition
network perception
experiments
Publication Status: Accepted
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School



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