Nicole M. Lawless Desjardins, University of Oregon
     
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Nicole M. Lawless Desjardins, University of Oregon
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2015 Heritage Dissertation Award Recipient

Status Attainment across Contexts

Do the same people always attain social status, or is their status attainment contingent upon specific qualities of the social context? My dissertation examines how situational characteristics moderate the effect of stable individual differences on status attainment. This project aims to provide a more nuanced picture of how status attainment processes unfold when small groups perform different types of tasks.


This research is supported through the Heritage Fund Initiative, which celebrates personality and social psychology's heritage by honoring some of the great teachers and scientists who have made major contributions to field. Further Donations are always welcome to underwrite Heritage Dissertation Research Awards for future students.