DOMINANCE HIERARCHY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. Social psychology. The system with stable linear variations in prestige, status and authority among members. See status relations. 2. Any ordering of motives, needs etc based on importance. DOMINANCE HIERARCHY: "In dominance hierarchy importance of a response is paramount." Related Psychology Terms STATUS RELATIONS SOCIAL STATUS SOCIAL CLASS STATUS DIFFERENTIATION STATUS SYMBOL POTLATCH ANIMAL DOMINANCE EXPECTATION-STATES THEORY SOCIETY BIOLOGICAL FAMILY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOMINANCE HIERARCHY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dominance-hierarchy/ (accessed January 23, 2020).