The Use and Abuse of Power

Edited by Annette Y. Lee-Chai, John Bargh

© 2002 – Psychology Press

326 pages

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About the Book

A compilation of works from prominent researchers, promoting both a panoramic and multilevel understanding of this complex construct, with focus on power as a cause of social ills and remedies to prevent corruption and abuse.

Table of Contents

Introduction, J. Bargh and A. Lee-Chai

I. Power Within the Mind

Unconscious Sources of Power Abuse and Corruption-J. Bargh

The Many Faces of Power: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-D. Bugental

From Moses to Marcos: Individual Differences in the Use and Abuse of Power-A. Lee-Chai, S. Chen, and T. Chartrand

Motivations to Help Others: An Aspect of Power Motivation (or Intimacy Motivation)? I. Frieze, L. Schmidt, and B. Boneva.

II. Power Between Individuals

The Effect of Power on Stereotyping-S. T. Fiske

Using Power - Newton's Second Law-D. Kipnis

Getting What They Came For: How the Dynamics of Power Influence Agenda Setting and Outcomes in Social Interactions-M. Snyder and M. Kiviniemi

III. Power and Groups

Confucianism, "Jen," and the Benevolent Use of Power: The Interdependent Self as a "Psychological Contract" that Prevents the Exploitation of Others-W. Gardner and E. Seeley

Power Interaction Model: Theory, Methodology, and Practice-M. Koslowsky and J. Schwarzwald

Influence Tactics in Organizations from a Social Expectancy Perspective-B. Barry

Social Identity, Leadership, and Power-M. A. Hogg and S. Reid

IV. Power in Society

Power/Interaction and Interpersonal Influence: Multimethod Analyses, B. Raven

The Two Faces of Adam and Eve: Maternalism and Paternalism in Communal Relationships, F. Pratto and A. Walker

Cloaking Power: Legitimizing Myths and the Psychology of the Advantaged, E. Chen and T. Tyler. Fighting Corruption, P. Eigen.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology