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Mini-Quiz: Competing for Social Status

by Ron Kurtus (2 December 2015)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is a status result of a student getting top grades in an exam?

It lowers her status in the eyes of those who didn't study

Her status is higher, since she did so well in the test

Exam scores have nothing to do with status

2. What happens to the status of a candidate who loses an election?

His status remains the same, since the election is not a true indicator

His status is now lower than the winner

There is no change unless someone insults him

3. What happens to your status if you brag or show off your wealth?

Your status becomes even higher when you brag about your wealth

Other wealthy people become jealous of you

Showing off can actually lower others' opinion of you

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Winning Competitions. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


The Psychology of Social Status: How the pursuit of status can lead to aggressive and self-defeating behavior - Scientific American

Social status - Wikipedia

Two Routes to Social Status: Dominance isn't the only path to social status - Psychology Today

With change of social status comes a change of social circle - The National Arab Newsletter

Social position - Wikipedia

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