Anderson_Kilduff_2009_Questions

Anderson_Kilduff_2009_Questions - LSU Introductory...

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LSU Introductory Psychology Learning Requirement Article Option Anderson, C., & Kilduff, G.J. (2009). The pursuit of status in social groups. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18 , 295-298. Name: __ Akshay Raju ____________________ Date: ____ 3/14/11 ______ INSTRUCTIONS: This is not a group assignment, all answers should reflect your work as an individual. Answer each question in your own words to the best of your ability. DO NOT simply copy your answers from the article as this is considered plagiarism. Be sure to read each question carefully and to answer them as directly as possible. Each question can be answered in one to four sentences. 1. (a) Explain the functionalist perspective of status differences. (b) What two individual characteristics tend to be valued in groups? Status differences are important in order to differentiate individuals from one another as well as bring importance to certain unique characteristics of certain groups of individuals. The two valued characteristics are competence
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