Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Show me the status: Money as a kind of currency

Kevin M. Kniffin a1
a1 Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI 53706.

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Currencies that are recognized as money cannot be easily distinguished from alternative currencies such as status. Numerous examples demonstrate the need for status to be recognized as a motivator alongside, at least, money. Lea & Webley (L&W) acknowledge the roles of status; however, a closer focus is warranted.

(Published Online April 5 2006)