Now showing items 1-10 of 19
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).
Status Conditions of Self Evaluation
The authors develop a theory of structural and interactional factors involved in processes by which evaluations from others can affect one’s self-evaluation. The theory defines an effective “source” of evaluations, and ...
Stability of Organizational Status Structures
The authors develop theoretical foundation for ideas in earlier technical reports and elsewhere on status consistency, focusing on effects for organizations. When inconsistent ranks of individuals and jobs become salient, ...
A Stochastic Theory for Self-Other Expectations
This technical report introduces the concept of self-other expectations (Joseph Berger’s  dissertation also includes that term, although defined slightly differently), and develops propositions about their behavioral ...
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, ...
Status Characteristics and Expectation States: A Process Model
This technical report describes how status inequality can produce similar inequality of expectation states, and how the interaction process is affected by the status generalization process. It elaborates some ideas in the ...
Status Characteristics and Social Interaction
The authors review literature on effects of status differences on interaction and formulate general principles of status generalization to explain them. Next they conduct direct tests of the explanation in an experimental ...
Multi-Characteristic Status Situations and the Determination of Power and Prestige Order
This technical report builds on the research reported in Technical Report 32. It reports a second experiment investigating how two status characteristics affect expectations and power and prestige. The theoretical goal ...
Some Logical Consequences of the Status Characteristics Theory
Humphreys, a logician,and Berger, a sociological theorist, derive five theorems from the theory in Berger et al. (1977). Some of the theorems formally account for the link of status inequality to inequality in group structure ...