The Effect of Status on Role-Taking Accuracy. American Sociological Review. 2014
Abstract We conducted two experiments to test the effects of status on the relationship between gender and role-taking accuracy. Role-taking accuracy is conceptualized as the accuracy with which one can predict the behavior of another. In Study 1, we examined self-evaluative measures of role-taking accuracy and found that self-evaluative measures do not correlate with actual role-taking accuracy. In addition, women were more accurate role-takers than men, regardless of interaction history. In Study 2, we disentangled gender differences from status differences, hypothesizing that role-taking accuracy is structurally situated. To test this hypothesis, we examined variations in role-taking accuracy under conditions in which interaction partners were assigned differential status. Results indicate that status differentials account for variations in role-taking accuracy while gender and gender composition of the dyad do not.
Self-in-Self, Mind-in-Mind, Heart-in-Heart: The Future of Role-Taking, Perspective Taking, and Empathy. Advances in Group Processes. 2017
Abstract Role-taking, perspective taking, and empathy have developed through parallel literatures in sociology and psychology. All three concepts address the ways that people attune the self to others’ thoughts and feelings. Despite conceptual and operational overlap, researchers have yet to synthesize existing research across the three concepts. We undertake the task of theoretical synthesis, constructing a model in which role-taking emerges as a multidimensional process that includes perspective taking and empathy as component parts. We review the literatures on role-taking, perspective taking, and empathy across disciplines. Focusing on definitions, measures, and interventions, we discern how the concepts overlap, how they are distinct, and how they work together in theoretically meaningful ways.
Internet Data Tools
Web scraping, or web harvesting, is the process of extracting data from websites. In many of my projects, I use the free web scraper Chrome browser extension created by Martins Balodis. Check out the Web Scraper for Chrome website.
Youtube Comments Scraper
Youtube comments can be an interesting measure of attitudes, sentiments, and emotions. To scrape Youtube comments by entering the url of the video of interest, use this application created by Philip Klostermann.
You may want to search for the tweets from a specific user or for all tweets that include relevant search terms during a specific period. This link will take you to Twitter's advanced search page.