- Published: Monday, 07 January 2013 18:05
- Written by Jane Peterson, Ph.D.
I recently read David Rockâ€™s latest book, Your Brain at Work. While a perfect example of one of the dominant conceptual metaphors I found in my own research, BRAINS R US, Rockâ€™s work shines a light on an often under appreciated motivator for human behavior. Status.
We are intrinsically social beings, depending on each other for almost every aspect of our lives. Consequently, weâ€™re also sensitive to the status of those around us. So, what is status?