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Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women's Political Ambition
Political Psychology, Vol. 37(4)
Author(s): Monica C. Schneider, Mirya R. Holman, Amanda B. Diekman, Thomas McAndrew

Abstract: We provide a novel approach to understanding the political ambition gap between men and women by examining perceptions of the role of politician. Acro...

Intergroup status differences as challenge or threat: The role of legitimacy
Group Processes Intergroup Relations, Vol. 20(1)
Author(s): Daan Scheepers

Abstract: Based on social identity theory (Tajfel & Turner, 1979) we examined the motivational consequences of intergroup status differences as a function of th...

Status Incongruence and Supervisor Gender as Moderators of the Transformational Leadership to Subordinate Affective Organizational Commitment Relationship
Personnel Psychology, Vol. 70(2)
Author(s): María Del Carmen Triana, Orlando C. Richard, İlhami Yücel

Abstract: Grounded in role congruity theory, we examine how status incongruence (when the subordinate is older, has more education, work experience, and/or orga...

High Power Mindsets Reduce Gender Identification and Benevolent Sexism Among Women (But Not Men)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol.68
Author(s): Andrea C. Vial, Jaime L. Napier,

Abstract: We examine how feelings of power affect gender identification and the endorsement of sexism. Participants wrote essays about a time when they felt pow...

To Give or Not to Give? Interactive Effects of Status and Legitimacy on Generosity
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 112(1)
Author(s): Nicholas A. Hays, Steven L. Blader

Abstract: Although previous research has demonstrated that generosity can lead to status gains, the converse effect of status on generosity has received less at...

Enhancing employee creativity via individual skill development and team knowledge sharing: Influences of dual-focused transformational leadership
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 38(3)
Author(s): Yuntao Dong, Kathryn M. Bartol, Zhi-Xue Zhang, Chenwei Li

Abstract: Addressing the challenges faced by team leaders in fostering both individual and team creativity, this research developed and tested a multilevel mode...

A Dual-Stage Moderated Mediation Model Linking Authoritarian Leadership to Follower Outcomes
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 102(2)
Author(s): John M. Schaubroeck, Yimo Shen, Sinhui Chong

Abstract: Although authoritarian leadership is viewed pejoratively in the literature, in general it is not strongly related to important follower outcomes. We a...

The implicit power motive in intergroup dialogues about the history of slavery
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 112(1)
Author(s): Ruth K. Ditlmann, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, John F. Dovidio, Michael J. Naft

Abstract: This research demonstrates that individual differences in the implicit power motive (i.e., the concern with impact, influence, and control) moderate h...

Sexual aggression when power is new: Effects of acute high power on chronically low-power individuals
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 112(2)
Author(s): Melissa J. Williams, Deborah H. Gruenfeld, Lucia E. Guillory

Abstract: Previous theorists have characterized sexually aggressive behavior as an expression of power, yet evidence that power causes sexual aggression is mixe...

Risky Business: When Humor Increases and Decreases Status
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 112(3)
Author(s): T. Bradford Bitterly, Alison Wood Brooks, Maurice E. Schweitzer

Abstract: Across 8 experiments, we demonstrate that humor can influence status, but attempting to use humor is risky. The successful use of humor can increase s...

Whether power holders construe their power as responsibility or opportunity influences their tendency to take advice from others
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Advanced Online, January 19, 2017
Author(s): Frank R.C. De Wit, Daan Scheepers, Naomi Ellemers, Kai Sassenberg, Annika Scholl,

Abstract: Empirical evidence suggests that power elicits a generic tendency to disregard advice. We examined different responses power holders may show in their...

Effects of inter-group status on the pursuit of intra-group status
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 139
Author(s): Jin Wook Chang, Rosalind M. Chow, Anita W. Woolley

Abstract: This research examines how the status of one’s group influences intra-group behavior and collective outcomes. Two experiments provide evidence that,...

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...

Evidence of Non-Corresponsive Causal Relationships Between Personality Traits and Social Power Over Time
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 43(1)
Author(s): Dustin Wood, P. D. Harms

Abstract: Although the effects of personality traits on social environments are regularly thought to mirror the effects of social environments on personality tr...

Communal and Agentic Interpersonal and Intergroup Motives Predict Preferences for Status Versus Power
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 43(1)
Author(s): Kenneth D. Locke, Sonja Heller

Abstract: Seven studies involving 1,343 participants showed how circumplex models of social motives can help explain individual differences in preferences for s...

Salient Multiculturalism Enhances Minority Group Members’ Feelings of Power
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 43(2)
Author(s): Jacquie D. Vorauer, Matthew S. Quesnel

Abstract: The present research examined how messages advocating different intergroup ideologies affect outcomes relevant to minority group members’ ability to...

Workplace Status: The Development and Validation of a Scale
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 102(7)
Author(s): Emilija Djurdjevic, Adam C. Stoverink, Anthony C. Klotz, Joel Koopman, Serge P. da Motta Veiga, Kai Chi Yam, Jack Ting-Ju Chiang

Abstract: Research suggests that employee status, and various status proxies, relate to a number of meaningful outcomes in the workplace. The advancement of the...

Leader–team Complementarity: Exploring the Interactive Effects of Leader Personality Traits and Team Power Distance Values on Team Processes and Performance
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 102(6)
Author(s): Jia Hu, Timothy A. Judge

Abstract: Integrating the leader trait perspective with dominance complementarity theory, we propose team power distance as an important boundary condition for ...

Follower moral reasoning influences perceptions of transformational leadership behavior
Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Volume 47 (2)
Author(s): Andrew M. Naber, Richard G. Moffett III

Abstract: Transformational leadership reflects charismatic, but ethical, influence on followers. However, leadership ultimately occurs through the perceptual an...

Re-Establishing the Social-Class Order: Restorative Reactions against High-Achieving, Low-SES Pupils
Journal of Social Issues, Volume 73 (1)
Author(s): Anatolia Batruch, Frédérique Autin, Fabrizio Butera

Abstract: This research investigates a barrier faced by low-SES pupils who are on an upward social mobility trajectory: resistance to their high-achiever status...

Why Do People from Low-Status Groups Support Class Systems that Disadvantage Them? A Test of Two Mainstream Explanations in Malaysia and Australia
Journal of Social Issues, Volume 73 (1)
Author(s): Chuma Kevin Owuamalam, Mark Rubin, Russell Spears, Maas Misha'ari Weerabangsa

Abstract: The recent global recession revealed a huge social-class divide between the economic outcomes of the affluent and their less endowed counterparts. Alt...

Perceptions of Low-Status Workers and the Maintenance of the Social Class Status Quo
Journal of Social Issues, Volume 73 (1)
Author(s): Chiara Volpato, Luca Andrighetto, Cristina Baldissarri

Abstract: In this moment of increasing social inequalities after the Great Recession, studying the psychological processes that contribute to maintaining such i...

Targeted workplace incivility: The roles of belongingness, embarrassment, and power
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Advanced Online, Feb 7, 2017
Author(s): M. Sandy Hershcovis, Babatunde Ogunfowora, Tara C. Reich, Amy M. Christie

Abstract: Research to date has largely been unclear about whether a single perpetrator is sufficient to instigate the well-documented negative consequences of w...

Regulatory focus trickle-down: How leader regulatory focus and behavior shape follower regulatory focus
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 140
Author(s): Russell E. Johnson, Danielle D. King, Szu-Han (Joanna) Lin, Brent A. Scott, Erin M. Jackson Walker, Mo Wang

Abstract: Regulatory focus is critical at work and is shaped by cues in the environment. We examine how supervisor regulatory foci can activate analogous foci i...

Hormonal underpinnings of status conflict: Testosterone and cortisol are related to decisions and satisfaction in the hawk-dove game
Hormones and Behavior, Advanced Online, Vol. 92
Author(s): Pranjal H. Meht, Nicole M. Lawless DesJardins, Mark van Vugt, Robert A. Josephs

Abstract: A contribution to a special issue on Hormones and Human Competition. Testosterone is theorized to influence status-seeking behaviors such as social do...

Why and When Leaders' Affective States Influence Employee Upward Voice
Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 60 (1)
Author(s): Wu Liu, Zhaoli Song, Xian Li, Zhenyu Liao

Abstract: Although researchers have argued that employees often carefully examine social contexts before speaking up to leaders, the role of leaders' affective ...

Who Represents Our Group? The Effects of Prototype Content on Perceived Status Dispersion and Social Undermining
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 43(6)
Author(s): Hee Young Kim, Batia M. Wiesenfeld

Abstract: Group identity may be embodied in more typical or extreme member attributes. The present research suggests that individuals’ perceptions of the grou...

Beyond Dominance and Competence
Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol. 21(3)
Author(s): Feng Bai

Abstract: Recognition has grown that moral behavior (e.g., generosity) plays a role in status attainment, yet it remains unclear how, why, and when demonstratin...

Interactional justice, leader–member exchange, and employee performance: Examining the moderating role of justice differentiation
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 38(4)
Author(s): Wei He, Ryan Fehr, Kai Chi Yam, Li-Rong Long, Po Hao

Abstract: Past research suggests that interactional justice plays a pivotal role in facilitating high-quality leader–member exchange (LMX), with downstream im...

The different paths to post-merger identification for employees from high and low status pre-merger organizations
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 38(5)
Author(s): Jukka Lipponen, Barbara Wisse, Jolanda Jetten

Abstract: A well-known downside of organizational mergers is that employees fail to identify with the newly formed organization. We argue that developing an und...

Knowledge management behavior and individual creativity: Goal orientations as antecedents and in-group social status as moderating contingency
Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 38(6)
Author(s): Young Won Rhee, Jin Nam Choi

Abstract: Creativity is an increasingly important domain of performance largely based on knowledge held and exchanged among employees. Despite the necessity of ...

Lack of sleep and the development of leader-follower relationships over time
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 141
Author(s): Cristiano L. Guarana, Christopher M. Barnes

Abstract: Drawing from the sleep and emotion regulation model, and attribution theory, we argue that sleep can influence the quality of the relationship between...

Engagement: Where has all the ‘power’ gone?
Organizational Dynamics, Vol. 46 (2)
Author(s): Adrian Madden, Catherine Bailey

Abstract: This article examines power and engagement. Since Kahn first explained engagement as the way people invest themselves in their work roles based on inf...

The Acquisitive Nature of Extraverted CEOs
Administrative Science Quarterly, Advanced Online, May 24, 2017
Author(s): Shavin Malhotra, Taco H. Reus, PengCheng Zhu, Erik M. Roelofsen

Abstract: This study examines how extraversion, a personality trait that signifies more or less positive affect, assertive behavior, decisive thinking, and desi...

The Network Dynamics of Status: Assimilation and Selection
Social Forces, Advanced Online June 15, 2017
Author(s): Vanina Jasmine Torlò, Alessandro Lomi

Abstract: Using longitudinal data that we have collected on friendship and advice relations in a cohort of MBA students, we examine how status affects the dynam...

Power Moves Beyond Complementarity: A Staring Look Elicits Avoidance in Low Power Perceivers and Approach in High Power Perceivers
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Vol. 43(8)
Author(s): Mario Wieck, Cade McCall, Jim Blascovich

Abstract: Sustained, direct eye-gaze—staring—is a powerful cue that elicits strong responses in many primate and nonprimate species. The present research ex...

Status moves: Evaluations and effectiveness of status behaviors
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Advanced Online July 19, 2017
Author(s): Hee Young Kim, Nathan C. Pettit, Laura E. Reitman

Abstract: This paper examines reactions of in-group members and third-party observers to behaviors people perform to affect the status hierarchy of their group ...

Is Deference the Price of Being Seen as Reasonable? How Status Hierarchies Incentivize Acceptance of Low Status
Social Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 80(2)
Author(s): Cecilia L. Ridgeway, Sandra Nakagawa

Abstract: High-status members are incentivized to contribute to a group’s collective endeavors by the deference and influence they receive. But what incentive...

Status, Networks, and Opinion Change: An Experimental Investigation
Social Psychology Quarterly, Vol. 80(2)
Author(s): Joseph Dippong, Will Kalkhoff, Eugene C. Johnsen

Abstract: This study evaluates two prominent sociological theories of interpersonal influence: status characteristics theory and social influence network theory...

Don’t bring me down: Divergent effects of being the target of empathy versus perspective-taking on minority group members’ perceptions of their group’s social standing
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Vol.19(1)
Author(s): Jacquie D. Vorauer, Matthew Quesnel

Abstract: This experiment examined how being the target of one of two commonly recommended strategies for improving intergroup relations—empathy or perspectiv...

Out of Control: A Self-Control Perspective on the Link Between Surface Acting and Abusive Supervision
Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 101(2)
Author(s): Kai Chi Yam, Ryan Fehr, Fong T. Keng-Highberger, Anthiony C. Klotz, Scott J. Reynolds

Abstract: In this study, we examined how leaders’ customer interactions influence their tendency to abuse their followers. Specifically, we drew from ego-depl...

The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated With Attained Status in Male Executives
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,Vol. 110(6)
Author(s): Gary D. Sherman, Jennifer S. Lerner, Robert A. Josephs, Jonathan Renshon, James J. Gross

Abstract: Are hormone levels associated with the attainment of social status? Although endogenous testosterone predicts status-seeking social behaviors, researc...

Absolute power leads to absolute corruption? Impact of power on corruption depending on the concepts of power one holds
European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 46(1)
Author(s): Fang Wang, Xunwei Sun

Abstract: Power has long been linked to the stigma of corruption. Three studies indicated that different power concepts have different implications for corrupti...

The Dynamics of Prosocial Leadership: Power and Influence in Collective Action Groups
Social Forces, Vol. 94 (3)
Author(s): Ashley Harrell, Brent Simpson

Abstract: This paper bridges insights from theories of collective action, power, and influence to address the conditions under which group leaders solve collect...

Representation and Incorporation of Close Others’ Responses: The RICOR Model of Social Influence
Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol.20(4)
Author(s): Eliot R. Smith, Diane M. Mackie

Abstract: We propose a new model of social influence, which can occur spontaneously and in the absence of typically assumed motives. We assume that perceivers r...

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...

Social networks and employee voice: The influence of team members’ and team leaders’ social network positions on employee voice
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 132
Author(s): Vijaya Venkataramania, Le Zhoub, Mo Wangc, Hui Liaod, Junqi Shie

Abstract: We examine the role of employees’ and team leaders’ social network positions, an important, yet understudied class of variables, in affecting empl...

Promote up, ingratiate down: Status comparisons drive warmth-competence tradeoffs in impression management
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 64
Author(s): Jillian K. Swencionis, Susan T. Fiske

Abstract: We hypothesized participants would adopt diverging impression management strategies when interacting with lower- versus higher-status others, to disco...

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