Imperial College London

DrSarahOtner

Business School

Junior Research Fellow
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 2683s.otner

 
 
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Location

 

288aBusiness School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Betancourt:2018:10.1017/nws.2018.13,
author = {Betancourt, N and Kovacs, B and Otner, SMG},
doi = {10.1017/nws.2018.13},
journal = {Network Science},
pages = {319--347},
title = {The perception of status: How we infer the status of others from their social relationships},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/nws.2018.13},
volume = {6},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This paper investigates how we infer the status of others from their social relationships. In a series of experimental studies, we test the eects of a social relationship’s type and direction on the status judgments of others. We demonstrate empirically, possibly for the rst 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 nd 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 dierentially inuence the processing of the observed social ties. Our nding that only the linear-ordering schema leads to status inferences provides an important scope condition to prior research on network cognition, and specically on the perceptions of social status.
AU - Betancourt,N
AU - Kovacs,B
AU - Otner,SMG
DO - 10.1017/nws.2018.13
EP - 347
PY - 2018///
SN - 2050-1242
SP - 319
TI - The perception of status: How we infer the status of others from their social relationships
T2 - Network Science
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/nws.2018.13
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/61795
VL - 6
ER -