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Evidence for magnitude representations of social hierarchies: Size and distance effects

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Social status is often metaphorically construed in terms of spatial relations such as height, size, and numerosity. This has led to the idea that social status might partially be represented by an analogue magnitude system, responsible for processing the magnitude of various physical and abstract dimensions. Accordingly, processing of social status should obey Weber’s law. We conducted three studies to investigate whether social status comparisons would indicate behavioral outcomes derived fr...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0203263

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Subgroup:
Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach
Oxford college:
Keble College
Isager, PM More by this author
Schubert, TW More by this author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLos One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
9
Pages:
0203263
Publication date:
2018-09-07
Acceptance date:
2018-08-19
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:943630
URN:
uri:b8eca0eb-1a07-45f7-852e-5f43c7139fe6
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uuid:b8eca0eb-1a07-45f7-852e-5f43c7139fe6
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pubs:943630

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