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About the PSI Network

PSI was launched for one reason—to connect researchers from different fields who share a common interest in power, status, and influence. These three topics have long captured the attention of academic scholars and continue to inspire empirical work across many disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, and biology). Much of this work examines the cognitive and social psychology of power and status dynamics present in diverse populations, ranging from investment bankers to Capuchin monkeys. Taken together, the insights drawn from this body of research are fundamental and its implications are far-reaching.

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RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

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CALL FOR ARTICLES


RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

ISSUE ON:
Status: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter for Inequality?

Edited by

Cecilia L. Ridgeway
Stanford University

Hazel Rose Markus
Stanford University

Status can be defined simply as a comparative social ranking on the basis of esteem, honor, prestige, and respect which creates a form of inequality and hierarchy among those ranked. This simple definition, however, leaves unanswered complex questions about what status really is as a social process and why scholars of inequality should be concerned with it. For instance, what do we make of evidence that concerns about status are often as or more powerful motivators for life decisions than economic incentives? Why is it that threats to status foster conflicts and undermine performance, health and well-being? And why and how does status matter for broader patterns of inequality in society based on valued life outcomes such as wealth, power, and health? The proposed issue grows from the need for a deeper story about what the nature of status inequality is and how it works that will allow us to address such questions.

In this issue, we invite theoretical and empirical papers that seek to enlarge our understanding of the nature and significance of status as a form of inequality and that illuminate the roles status plays in driving, maintaining, or changing inequality in wealth, power, or well-being in contemporary advanced industrial societies. We welcome papers from across the social sciences, including sociology, psychology, organizational behavior, economics, political science, and communications. Papers may employ a variety of methods and data from quantitative to qualitative. We are interested in papers that address any aspect of our general call but that, in particular, deepen our understanding of what status really is as a social process. In the link below we offer a list of questions and issues, organized into broad themes, that such papers might address. This list is suggestive only and is not meant to limit the topics papers might cover.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Anticipated Timeline

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on April 7, 2020, to:

https://rsf.fluxx.io

(NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline.)

All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to https://rsf.fluxx.io will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue.

A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on February 26, 2021 (with a group dinner the night before). The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference (on 1/26/21) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 5/19/21. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 11/1/21. The full and final issue will be published in the spring of 2022. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.


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From Google Scholar

Results of search: ('social power' OR 'social status' OR 'influence' OR 'agency' OR 'control') AND ('psychology' OR 'sociology' OR 'anthropology' OR 'political science' OR 'government' OR 'economics')

[HTML]Ministerial influence on the machinery of government: insights on the inside

S Kuipers, K Yesilkagit, B Carroll - West European Politics, 2020

The structure and organisation of the machinery of government are key to the ambitions of political coalitions. When portfolio allocation and agencification are a function of political choice, political volatility should also affect the internal structure of …


TEACHING ABOUT THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF DISABILITY

DS Dunn - Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the …, 2020

[PDF]Neuromarketing and Psychology of Cors in the process of Making Purchase FNT de Sousa, MEC Macêdo - … Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and …, 2020


… A general research aimed to identify the influence of Neuromarketing and core psychology

expose the perception of the influence of core psychology and diagnosis the effect of …

Does accrual-based government financial information serve as an indicator of fiscal risks? DJ Jung, JH Kim, SJ Chang - Public Money & Management, 2020


… Overall, the results of the control variables were almost consistent with previous research.

influence of government liabilities and fiscal balance on sovereign bond yields …

[PDF]Participation of Community Development Societies and Inclusive Approach of Local Government in Planning J Paul, NA Jojomon - Purakala with ISSN 0971-2143 is an UGC CARE …, 2020


… it serves as the most active agent of local governance and this agency runs

planning and decision … issues and needs ▪ Active in setting priorities and …

More “Government”, less “Governance”: Chinese public employees' preferences for governing public service delivery Y Li, S Qiu - Policy Studies, 2020


… Arnstein (1969), in her “ladder of citizen participation”, has established citizen

it can influence self-organization … the grid covers three types of statements …

Examining the effects of musical type and intensity in performing the flanker task: A test of attentional control theory applied to non-emotional distractions MD Oliver, JJ Levy, DR Baldwin - Psychology of Music, 2020


Music alters the interplay between components of cognition and performance;

Attentional Control Theory, which states that anxiety places demands on cognitive …

[PDF]Health In All Policies For Government: Promise, Progress, And Pitfalls To Achieving Health Equity RC Shah, SR Kamensky - DePaul Law Review, 2020


… potential ways residents and community based organizations can support

and Prevention (CDC) released the … feedback loop exists where structural …

The Marketization of Knowledge by Neoliberalism and its Influence on Higher Education KA Kostelecky - 2020