Grant awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to professor Rosa Rodríguez Bailón (Universidad de Granada).

The appraisal of legitimacy within unequal social relations, that is, the belief that a given social arrangement, as a social hierarchy, is adequate, fair and appropriate, is the focus of this project.

In this research we aim to accomplish two important goals: a) we have the goal of examining the antecedents of legitimacy appraisals of power relations; and, b) we aim to investigate some social and psychological consequences that such appraisals have on both powerless and powerful individuals.