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How Power Affects People: Activating, Wanting, and Goal Seeking
Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 68 (1)
Author(s): Ana Guinote,

Abstract: Sociocognitive research has demonstrated that power affects how people feel, think, and act. In this article, I review literature from social psycholo...

The subtle suspension of backlash: A meta-analysis of penalties for women’s implicit and explicit dominance behavior
Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 142(2)
Author(s): Melissa Williams, Larissa Tiedens

Abstract: Previous research suggests that women, more than men, experience negative outcomes when they display dominance. A closer look, however, reveals ambigu...

The Role of Physical Formidability in Human Social Status Allocation
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,Vol 110(3)
Author(s): Aaron W. Lukaszewski, Zachary L. Simmons, Cameron Anderson, James R. Roney

Abstract: Why are physically formidable men willingly allocated higher social status by others in cooperative groups? Ancestrally, physically formidable males w...

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...

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