The four elementary forms of sociality: framework for a unified theory of social relations.

@article{Fiske1992TheFE,
  title={The four elementary forms of sociality: framework for a unified theory of social relations.},
  author={Alan Page Fiske},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1992},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={
          689-723
        }
}
  • A. Fiske
  • Published 1 October 1992
  • Psychology
  • Psychological review
The motivation, planning, production, comprehension, coordination, and evaluation of human social life may be based largely on combinations of 4 psychological models. In communal sharing, people treat all members of a category as equivalent. In authority ranking, people attend to their positions in a linear ordering. In equality matching, people keep track of the imbalances among them. In market pricing, people orient to ratio values. Cultures use different rules to implement the 4 models. In… 

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