PSI Conference 2020 has been postponed

Now tentatively planned for 20-22 March 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Once we are all able to interact again, the PSI Conference will to Australia for the first time, showcasing Melbourne and our university to an elite international academic audience, and offering our university and business community the chance to interact with globally-known experts, authors, and TED speakers...

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About the PSI Network

PSI was launched for one reason—to connect researchers from different fields who share a common interest in power, status, and influence. These three topics have long captured the attention of academic scholars and continue to inspire empirical work across many disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, and biology). Much of this work examines the cognitive and social psychology of power and status dynamics present in diverse populations, ranging from investment bankers to Capuchin monkeys. Taken together, the insights drawn from this body of research are fundamental and its implications are far-reaching.

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Results of search: ('social power' OR 'social status' OR 'influence' OR 'agency' OR 'control') AND ('psychology' OR 'sociology' OR 'anthropology' OR 'political science' OR 'government' OR 'economics')

[HTML]Ministerial influence on the machinery of government: insights on the inside

S Kuipers, K Yesilkagit, B Carroll - West European Politics, 2020

The structure and organisation of the machinery of government are key to the ambitions of political coalitions. When portfolio allocation and agencification are a function of political choice, political volatility should also affect the internal structure of …


DS Dunn - Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity Across the …, 2020

[PDF]Neuromarketing and Psychology of Cors in the process of Making Purchase FNT de Sousa, MEC Macêdo - … Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and …, 2020

… A general research aimed to identify the influence of Neuromarketing and core psychology

expose the perception of the influence of core psychology and diagnosis the effect of …

Does accrual-based government financial information serve as an indicator of fiscal risks? DJ Jung, JH Kim, SJ Chang - Public Money & Management, 2020

… Overall, the results of the control variables were almost consistent with previous research.

influence of government liabilities and fiscal balance on sovereign bond yields …

[PDF]Participation of Community Development Societies and Inclusive Approach of Local Government in Planning J Paul, NA Jojomon - Purakala with ISSN 0971-2143 is an UGC CARE …, 2020

… it serves as the most active agent of local governance and this agency runs

planning and decision … issues and needs ▪ Active in setting priorities and …

More “Government”, less “Governance”: Chinese public employees' preferences for governing public service delivery Y Li, S Qiu - Policy Studies, 2020

… Arnstein (1969), in her “ladder of citizen participation”, has established citizen

it can influence self-organization … the grid covers three types of statements …

Examining the effects of musical type and intensity in performing the flanker task: A test of attentional control theory applied to non-emotional distractions MD Oliver, JJ Levy, DR Baldwin - Psychology of Music, 2020

Music alters the interplay between components of cognition and performance;

Attentional Control Theory, which states that anxiety places demands on cognitive …

[PDF]Health In All Policies For Government: Promise, Progress, And Pitfalls To Achieving Health Equity RC Shah, SR Kamensky - DePaul Law Review, 2020

… potential ways residents and community based organizations can support

and Prevention (CDC) released the … feedback loop exists where structural …

The Marketization of Knowledge by Neoliberalism and its Influence on Higher Education KA Kostelecky - 2020