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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 ...
Status Organizing Processes
The authors review theoretical and empirical work related to the theory of status characteristics and expectation states to this date,1980.
Consistent and Inconsistent Social Characteristics and the Determination of Power and Prestige Orders
The work reported here was significant in the generalization of the first theory of status characteristics and expectation states (Technical Report #12 and Berger et al., 1966). The first theory could only account for ...
Performance Expectations and Behavior in Small Groups
This Technical Report presents the theoretical account for relations among power and prestige behaviors in small groups and performance expectation states. It explains, among other things, the high correlations among several ...
The Transfer of Status Expectations
The authors investigate transfer of a status intervention—introducing a specific status characteristic to reduce expectation effects of a diffuse status characteristic—across tasks and interactants. Experimental results ...
Status Conditions of Self-Evaluation
This is a revision of TR#24. It expands the discussion of conditions for stability, adding the idea of cliques that support stable self-evaluations.
Programs, Theory, and Metatheory
The authors respond to two critiques of their article “Do Sociological Theories Grow?” (1985). This WP is a somewhat longer version of their published responses (1986).
Status Characteristics and Expectation States
This is the first statement of the theory of status characteristics and expectation states and a form of the manuscipt was published by the authors (1966). The theory generalizes the theory of performance expectations first ...
Evaluations and the Formation and Maintenance of Performance Expectations
The authors elaborate the theory and model presented inTechnical Report 18 on the formation and maintenance of performance expectation states in task groups, and their effects on group structure and interaction. The main ...
Distributive Justice: A Status Value Formulation
The authors present a theory of distributive justice, feelings that a distribution of benefits and burdens to particular individuals is right and proper. They distinguish local systems and referential structures, and the ...