Advanced Search

Journal Navigation

Journal Home



Contact Us

Table of Contents

Click here to sign up for SAGE Journal Email Alerts today!

Sign In to gain access to subscriptions and/or personal tools.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
This Article
Right arrow Full Text (PDF)
Right arrow References
Right arrow Alert me when this article is cited
Right arrow Alert me if a correction is posted
Right arrow Citation Map
Right arrow Email this article to a friend
Right arrow Similar articles in this journal
Right arrow Similar articles in Web of Science
Right arrow Alert me to new issues of the journal
Right arrow Add to Saved Citations
Right arrow Download to citation manager
Right arrowRequest Permissions
Right arrow Request Reprints
Right arrow Add to My Marked Citations
Citing Articles
Right arrow Citing Articles via HighWire
Right arrow Citing Articles via Web of Science (48)
Right arrow Citing Articles via Google Scholar
Right arrow Citing Articles via Scopus
Google Scholar
Right arrow Articles by Tiedens, L. Z.
Right arrow Articles by Mesquita, B.
Right arrow Search for Related Content
Right arrow Articles by Tiedens, L. Z.
Right arrow Articles by Mesquita, B.
Social Bookmarking
 Add to CiteULike   Add to Complore   Add to Connotea   Add to   Add to Digg   Add to Reddit   Add to Technorati   Add to Twitter  
What's this?

Sentimental Stereotypes: Emotional Expectations for High-and Low-Status Group Members

Larissa Z. Tiedens

Stanford University, ltiedens{at}

Phoebe C. Ellsworth

University of Michigan

Batja Mesquita

Wake Forest University

Three vignette studies examined stereotypes of the emotions associated with high-and low-status group members. In Study 1a, participants believed that in negative situations, high-status people feel more angry than sad or guilty and that low-status people feel more sad and guilty than angry. Study 1b showed that in response to positive outcomes, high-status people are expected to feel more pride and low-status people are expected to feel more appreciation. Study 2 showed that people also infer status from emotions: Angry and proud people are thought of as high status, whereas sad, guilty, and appreciative people are considered low status. The authors argue that these emotion stereotypes are due to differences in the inferred abilities of people in high and low positions. These perceptions lead to expectations about agency appraisals and emotions related to agency appraisals. In Study 3, the authors found support for this process by manipulating perceptions of skill and finding the same differences in emotion expectations.

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 5, 560-575 (2000)
DOI: 10.1177/0146167200267004

Add to CiteULike CiteULike   Add to Complore Complore   Add to Connotea Connotea   Add to   Add to Digg Digg   Add to Reddit Reddit   Add to Technorati Technorati   Add to Twitter Twitter    What's this?

This article has been cited by other articles:

Home page
Pers Soc Psychol BullHome page
E. P. Lemay Jr and K. L. Dudley
Implications of Reflected Appraisals of Interpersonal Insecurity for Suspicion and Power
Pers Soc Psychol Bull, December 1, 2009; 35(12): 1672 - 1686.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Cross-Cultural ResearchHome page
A. Galin and S. Avraham
A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Aggressiveness in the Workplace: A Comparison Between Jews and Arabs in Israel
Cross-Cultural Research, February 1, 2009; 43(1): 30 - 45.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Management Communication QuarterlyHome page
T. A. Domagalski and L. A. Steelman
The Impact of Gender and Organizational Status on Workplace Anger Expression
Management Communication Quarterly, February 1, 2007; 20(3): 297 - 315.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Pers Soc Psychol BullHome page
J. C. Magee and L. Z. Tiedens
Emotional Ties That Bind: The Roles of Valence and Consistency of Group Emotion in Inferences of Cohesiveness and Common Fate
Pers Soc Psychol Bull, December 1, 2006; 32(12): 1703 - 1715.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Pers Soc Psychol BullHome page
A. A. Marsh, R. B. Adams Jr, and R. E. Kleck
Why Do Fear and Anger Look the Way They Do? Form and Social Function in Facial Expressions
Pers Soc Psychol Bull, January 1, 2005; 31(1): 73 - 86.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Pers Soc Psychol BullHome page
P. Kuppens, I. Van Mechelen, and M. Meulders
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Interpersonal and Individual Differences Determinants of Anger-Related Behaviors
Pers Soc Psychol Bull, December 1, 2004; 30(12): 1550 - 1564.
[Abstract] [PDF]

Home page
Pers Soc Psychol BullHome page
E. L. Zurbriggen and T. S. Sturman
Linking Motives and Emotions: A Test of McClelland's Hypotheses
Pers Soc Psychol Bull, April 1, 2002; 28(4): 521 - 535.
[Abstract] [PDF]