Books

How Power Corrupts: cognition and democracy in organisations. (2010)
“Drawing on the history of political ideas and current research on the nature of power, Blaug shows that corruption affects both…
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In Sickness and in Power: Illness in Heads of Government During the Last 100 Years. (2008)
“A unique study of illness in heads of government between 1901 and 2007, and how it affects the process of government and…
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Papers

Absolute power leads to absolute corruption? (It depends) on the concepts of power one holds. (2016)
“…absolute power corrupts absolutely?  …our findings indicated that there is no absolute connection between power and corrupt practice.” Fang Wang…
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Interpersonal power: A review, critique, and research agenda. (2014)
“….only once we understand (how individuals gain power) can we predict who receives power and thus ensure that power is…
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Linguistic biomarkers of Hubris syndrome. (2013)
“The researchers ..examined.. the speeches of two UK Prime Ministers said to meet criteria for hubris syndrome (Margaret Thatcher and…
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The double-edged sword of grandiose narcissism: Implications for successful and unsuccessful leadership among US Presidents. (2013)
Grandiose narcissism is associated with superior overall greatness and several positive measures of performance – but also with negative outcomes,…
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Power increases hypocrisy moralizing in reasoning, immorality in behavior. (2010)
“Across five experiments … we found strong evidence that the powerful are more likely to engage in moral hypocrisy than…
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Video

(Are we) Wrong to speculate on Trump’s mental health ? (2018)
In light of the recent publication ‘Fire and Fury’ by Michael Wolff, CNN’s Michael Smerconish states that we are wrong…
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From the power of language to the language of power (2015)
“…simple transformations of texts … can expose unseen information reflecting a writer’s cognitive status, mental life, and even personality… Peter Garrard,…
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Historic ‘toe-holders’ and time limits – Lord David Owen (2014)
Lord David Owen, Clinical Neurologist and Psychiatric Registrar, St Thomas’s London, Former UK Minister of Health and Foreign Secretary discusses…
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The winner effect: The neuropsychology of power – Professor Ian Robertson (2014)
Professor Ian Robertson, Founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and Chair in Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin discusses…
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Prof Paul Fletcher (2011): Directions for neuroscientific research
The challenge now is to begin to understand how lower level mental processes manifest themselves in higher order decisions and…
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