Who Is the Boss and Who Is Not? Accuracy of Judging Status

  title={Who Is the Boss and Who Is Not? Accuracy of Judging Status},
  author={Marianne Schmid Mast and Judith A. Hall},
  journal={Journal of Nonverbal Behavior},
We investigated whether people were accurate at judging other people's status, what behavioral and appearance cues they relied on when assessing status, whether the way those cues were used was accurate, and whether target gender affected any of the results. Targets (N = 48) were university employees (faculty and staff) who were photographed while interacting with a coworker. One sample of perceivers (66 females, 42 males) rated the relative status of the two people in the photograph to each… 

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