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Beyond Dominance and Competence
Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol. 21(3)
Author(s): Feng Bai

Abstract: Recognition has grown that moral behavior (e.g., generosity) plays a role in status attainment, yet it remains unclear how, why, and when demonstratin...

Who Wants to Get to the Top? Class and Lay Theories About Power
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,Vol. 111(4)
Author(s): Peter Belmi, Kristin Laurin

Abstract: We investigated class-based differences in the propensity to seek positions of power. We first proposed that people's lay theories suggest that acquir...

Class impressions: Higher social class elicits lower prosociality
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 68
Author(s): Niels J. Van Doesum, Joshua M. Tybur, Paul A.M. Van Lange

Abstract: Social class predicts numerous important life outcomes and social orientations. To date, literature has mainly examined how an individual's own class ...

Social Class and the Motivational Relevance of Other Human Beings Evidence From Visual Attention
Psychological Science, Vol. 27(11)
Author(s): Pia Dietze , Eric D. Knowles

Abstract: We theorize that people’s social class affects their appraisals of others’ motivational relevance—the degree to which others are seen as potenti...

Social class, power, and selfishness: When and why upper and lower class individuals behave unethically
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 108(3)
Author(s): David Dubois, Derek D. Rucker, Adam D. Galinsky

Abstract: Are the rich more unethical than the poor? To answer this question, the current research introduces a key conceptual distinction between selfish and u...

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