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Expectation States Theory: The Status of a Research Program
This technical report updates the theoretical developments and empirical research in the program since the review by Berger, Rosenholtz, and Zelditch (1980).
Paths of Consistent and Inconsistent Status Information and the Induction of Relevance
The concern is to determine the process by which directly relevant, and inversely relevant characteristics function to affect expectation states. Results of a four-condition experiment showed that dissimilarity alone of ...
Do Sociological Theories Grow?
The authors claim that theoretical growth is often obscured by a narrow definition of “growth,” one that emphasizes only empirical support for a unit theory. They introduce the idea of theoretical research programs, ...