Pronoun Use Reflects Standings in Social Hierarchies

@article{Kacewicz2014PronounUR,
  title={Pronoun Use Reflects Standings in Social Hierarchies},
  author={Ewa Kacewicz and J. Pennebaker and M. J. Davis and Moongee Jeon and A. Graesser},
  journal={Journal of Language and Social Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={125 - 143}
}
  • Ewa Kacewicz, J. Pennebaker, +2 authors A. Graesser
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Language and Social Psychology
  • Five studies explored the ways relative rank is revealed among individuals in small groups through their natural use of pronouns. In Experiment 1, four-person groups worked on a decision-making task with randomly assigned leadership status. In Studies 2 and 3, two-person groups either worked on a task or chatted informally in a get-to-know-you session. Study 4 was a naturalistic study of incoming and outgoing e-mail of 9 participants who provided information on their correspondents’ relative… CONTINUE READING

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