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Power and Death: Mortality Salience Increases Power Seeking While Feeling Powerful Reduces Death Anxiety
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 101(5)
Author(s): Peter Belmi, Jeffrey Pfeffer

Abstract: According to Terror Management Theory, people respond to reminders of mortality by seeking psychological security and bolstering their self-esteem. Be...

Dominance and Prestige: Dual Strategies for Navigating Social Hierarchies
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 54
Author(s): J. K. Maner, C. R. Case

Abstract: The presence of hierarchy is a ubiquitous feature of human social groups. An evolutionary perspective provides novel insight into the nature of hierar...

To Have Control Over or to Be Free From Others? The Desire for Power Reflects a Need for Autonomy
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 42(4)
Author(s): Joris Lammers, Janka I. Stoker, Floor Rink, Adam D. Galinsky

Abstract: The current research explores why people desire power and how that desire can be satisfied. We propose that a position of power can be subjectively ex...

Looking Out From the Top: differential Effects of Status and Power on Perspective Taking
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 42(6)
Author(s): Steven L. Blader, Aiwa Shirako, Ya-Ru Chen

Abstract: The impact of hierarchical rank on perspective taking is both practically and theoretically important, prompting considerable research attention to th...

Are the Powerful Really Blind to the Feelings of Others? How Hierarchical Concerns Shape Attention to Emotions
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 42(6)
Author(s): Eftychia Stamkou, Gerben A. van Kleef, Agneta H. Fischer, Mariska E Kret

Abstract: Paying attention to others’ emotions is essential to successful social interactions. Integrating social-functional approaches to emotion with theori...

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