Status Instability

After the 2016 election, scholars debated whether support for Trump was driven more by economic disadvantage or racial anxiety.

Status & Safety

We know (or think we know) that people want status because it carries privileges, opportunities, and rewards. But perhaps people want status for a more fundamental reason: because it helps keep us out of dangerous situations, thus making us safer.

Dissociative Status

This set of multiple studies has shown that people willingly confer status onto others who show defiance or exclusivity–qualities not normally considered part of the prestige pathway to status.