Book Chapter

INTERNAL STATUS SORTING IN GROUPS: THE PROBLEM OF TOO MANY STARS

Jennifer R Overbeck, Joshua Correll, Bernadette Park

Research on Managing Groups and Teams | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Social and task groups need a few high-status members who can be leaders and trend setters, and many more lower-status members who can follow and contribute work without challenging the group's direction (Caporael (1997). Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1, 276-298; Caporael & Baron (1997). In: J. Simpson, & D. Kenrick (Eds), Evolutionary social psychology (pp. 317-343). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum; Brewer (1997). In: C. McGarty, & S.A. Haslam (Eds), The message of social psychology: Perspectives on mind in society (pp. 54-62). Malden, MA: Blackwell). When groups come together without a priori status differentiation, a status hierarchy must be implemented; however, if the new me..

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