Sentimental Stereotypes: Emotional Expectations for High-and Low-Status Group Members

  title={Sentimental Stereotypes: Emotional Expectations for High-and Low-Status Group Members},
  author={Larissa Z. Tiedens and Phoebe C. Ellsworth and Batja Mesquita},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={560 - 575}
Three vignette studies examined stereotypes of the emotions associated with high-and low-status group members. In Study 1a, participants believed that in negative situations, high-status people feel more angry than sad or guilty and that low-status people feel more sad and guilty than angry. Study 1b showed that in response to positive outcomes, high-status people are expected to feel more pride and low-status people are expected to feel more appreciation. Study 2 showed that people also infer… 

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