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Power increases cognitive functioning

Yin, Yidan and Smith, Pamela K. (2019) Power increases cognitive functioning. LSE Business Review (18 Nov 2019). Blog Entry.

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Life is filled with distractions. Information floods in. Situations change. To successfully navigate these challenges, individuals need to use a set of fundamental mental processes known as executive functions to regulate their thoughts and behaviours. Those with weak executive functions get distracted by temptations and overwhelmed by information; those with strong executive functions stay focused on their goals, and adjust their behaviours when situations demand so. What affects a person’s ability to regulate their behaviours and thoughts? A large body of research suggests that having power improves a person’s executive functions relative to lacking power.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:27

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