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How to be Popular (and Why it Might not Matter)

How to be Popular (and Why it Might not Matter)

Is being popular all it’s cracked up to be? Mitch Prinstein discusses the impacts of likability and status in our lives.

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Why do I feel inferior to popular and attractive people?
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Does being popular in high school really matter?
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What advice should we be giving our children about social hierarchies and popularity?
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How much is popularity tied to physical attractiveness?
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At what age do people stop caring about being popular?
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Is it possible to recover from peer rejection and teasing as a teen and be popular in adulthood?
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Won't popularity always be linked to the qualities that are highly valued and rewarded in society such as physical attractiveness and achievement?
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How does popularity affect our DNA?
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What is the difference between likeability and status?
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