My main line of research aims to examine how (1) how people perceive status influences (2) how people connect with each other.
(1) Status perceptions
People use a combination of cues such as income, number of friends, etc.
How do lay perceptions weigh each of these components?
(2) Social connection
Status perceptions emerge in both short-term, perhaps brief, social connections such as a conversation as well as longer-term, perhaps permanent ones such as relationships or real-life social networks.
How do perceptions of status influence both short- and long-term forms of social connections?
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Status perceptions and interpersonal connection
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