Sex and Gender Effects on Power, Status, Dominance, and Leadership – An Interdisciplinary Look at Human and Other Mammalian Societies

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Exploring the dynamics between genders and power, status, dominance, and leadership in human and non-human societies.

This research topic investigates the various factors that affect the status of female leaders in different contexts, including age, gender, and socioecological variation. It also looks at the effects of power asymmetries between males and females, as well as the consequences of being in a particular dominance position in various animal species.

  • Negative age bias towards young leaders, regardless of gender, is observed in leader status ascriptions.
  • Gendered arguments and gender-independent and gender-dependent success patterns were found in STEM professor recruitment contexts.
  • Critical events can shape men and women's identity salience in the work and non-work domains.
  • Female dominance in spotted hyenas is due to intrinsic differences in aggression and submissiveness, as well as access to social support.
  • Internalized power threats experienced by female leaders are associated with certain workplace characteristics.
  • Females occasionally outrank males who are considerably larger than them.
  • The winner-loser effect is thought to contribute to female dominance over males.
  • The Female Dominance Index is the most accurate measure of intersexual dominance.
  • Female leaders can reduce role incongruity barriers through high team prototypicality.
  • Female dominance over males increases with a greater proportion of males in the group.
  • Gendered emotional labor practices and pressures result in gender differences in the prosocial use of power.
  • Male intrasexual aggression is a larger proportion of the fights among all adults of the group.
  • Female Verreaux's sifaka have leverage over mating opportunities.
  • Madagascar's extant primates (Lemuriformes) evolved a diversity of life history traits, ecological adaptations and social systems that includes female dominance over males.
  • People use men’s strength and women’s attractiveness as status cues.
  • Perceived behavioral inconsistency can be problematic for female leaders.
  • Couples in non-traditional relationships in which the woman attains higher status
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