What are the motives that drive us?

Jon Maner is a leader in the science of motivation. His work bridges social psychology and evolutionary psychology to study a range of social processes: What are the strategies that people use to navigate social hierarchies? What processes are related to the successful maintenance of close relationships? How do people respond to social rejection? How do people protect themselves with fear, anxiety, and disgust?

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Featured Research

Dominance and Prestige: A Tale of Two Hierarchies

Current Directions in Psychological Science

Dominance and Prestige: Dual Strategies for Navigating Social Hierarchies

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol 54)