Female Dominance Hierarchies: Are They Any Different from Males’?

  title={Female Dominance Hierarchies: Are They Any Different from Males’?},
  author={M. S. Mast},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={29 - 39}
  • M. S. Mast
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • This research investigated gender differences and longitudinal effects in dominance hierarchy organization based on verbal interruptions in same-sex small discussion groups. Participants (58 women, 58 men; average age = 37.5) met twice in the same groups to debate for 45 minutes. The use of a newly developed coding system allowed assessing the winner and loser of an interruption and identification of dominant individuals. On the basis of dyadic dominance matrices, the degree of linearity and… CONTINUE READING
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