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  • By: Julie C. Herbstrith & Renée M. Tobin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Popularity is a term used to describe the social status of an individual. Broadly, popularity refers to high peer acceptability. Popularity indicates that an individual has more social power than other members of a reference group, and this social power may ...

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