Social rank strategies in hierarchical relationships.

@article{Fournier2002SocialRS,
  title={Social rank strategies in hierarchical relationships.},
  author={Marc A. Fournier and D. S. Moskowitz and David Charles Zuroff},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          425-33
        }
}
Social rank theorists propose that threat appraisals evoke escalation behavior toward subordinates and de-escalation behavior toward superiors. These hypotheses were examined among records of behavior sampled ecologically from the work environments of 90 individuals. At the level of the event, situated threat appraisals (feeling criticized) predicted different kinds of behavior across status situations. Individuals tended to quarrel when criticized by subordinates and to submit when criticized… CONTINUE READING

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