Signs of Socioeconomic Status

  title={Signs of Socioeconomic Status},
  author={Michael W Kraus and D. Keltner},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={106 - 99}
  • Michael W Kraus, D. Keltner
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • Socioeconomic status (SES) is a primary determinant of health vulnerabilities and social affiliations. To ascertain if SES is signaled in brief patterns of nonverbal behavior, we had participants of varying SES backgrounds engage in a brief interaction with a stranger. Videos of 60-s slices of these interactions were coded for nonverbal cues of disengagement and engagement, and estimates of participants' SES were provided by naive observers who viewed these videos. As predicted by analyses of… CONTINUE READING
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