Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:


Or use your Academic/Social account:


You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.


Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message


Verify Password:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Slabu , Letitia; Guinote , Ana (2009)
Publisher: Elsevier
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: goal pursuit, accessibility, [ SDV.NEU.PC ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Neurons and Cognition [q-bio.NC]/Psychology and behavior, self-regulation, attentional focus, power
International audience; Power facilitates goal-directed behavior. Two studies, using different types of goals, examined the cognitive mechanisms that underlie this tendency. Participants, primed with power or powerlessness, performed lexical decision tasks that assessed the relative facilitation of goal-relevant constructs during goal striving and after goal attainment. Results showed that during goal striving powerful participants manifested an increased facilitation of goal-relevant constructs compared to other constructs, and this facilitation decreased immediately after goal completion. In contrast, their powerless counterparts showed less facilitation of goal constructs during goal striving and maintained goal accessibility after completion. These results are consistent with the effects of power on goal-directed behavior found in past research.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Anderson, C., & Berdahl, J. L. (2002). The experience of power: Examining the effects of power on approach and inhibition tendencies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(6), 1362-1377.
    • Baayen, R. H., Piepenbrock, R., & Gulikers, L. (1995). The CELEX Lexical Database (CDROM). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, PA.
    • Bandura, A. (1997). Self-Efficacy: the exercise of control. New York: Freeman.
    • Bargh, J., A., & Raymond, P. (1995). The naive misuse of power: Nonconscious sources of sexual harassement. Journal of Social Issues, 51(1), 85-96.
    • Chen, S., Lee-Chai, A., Y., & Bargh, J., A. (2001). Relationship orientation as a moderator of the effects of social power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80(2), 173-187.
    • Custers, R., & Aarts, H. (2005). Positive Affect as Implicit Motivator: On the Nonconscious Operation of Behavioral Goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89(2), 129-142.
    • Fiske, S. (1992). Thinking is for doing: Portraits of social cognition from Daguerreotype to laserphoto. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 63(6), 877-889.
    • Fiske, S., & Depret, E. (1996). Control interdependence and power: Understanding social cognition in its social context. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psycholoyg (Vol. 7, pp. 31-61). New York: Wiley.
    • Forgas, J. P. (1994). Sad and guilty? Affective influences on the explanation of conflict in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66(1), 56-68.
    • Forster, J., Liberman, N., & Friedman, R. S. (2007). Seven principles of goal activation: A systematic approach to distinguishing goal priming from priming of non-goal constructs. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11(3), 211-233.
    • Forster, J., Liberman, N., & Higgins, E. T. (2005). Accessibility from active and fulfilled goals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41(3), 220-239.
    • Galinsky, A. D., Gruenfeld, D. H., & Magee, J. C. (2003). From Power to Action.
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85(3), 453-466.
    • Galinsky, A. D., Magee, J. C., Ena Inesi, M., & Gruenfeld, D. H. (2006). Power and Perspectives Not Taken. Psychological Science, 17(12), 1068-1074.
    • A. (2008). Power reduces the press of the situation: Implications for creativity, conformity, and dissonance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(6), 1450-1466.
    • Gollwitzer, P., M. (1996). The volitional benefits of planning. In P. Gollwitzer, M.
    • & J. Bargh, A. (Eds.), The psychology of action: linking cognition and motivation to behavior (pp. 287-312). New York: Guilford.
    • Gollwitzer, P., M., & Moskowitz, G., B. (1996). Goal effects on action and cognition. In E. Higgins, T. & A. Kruglanski, W. (Eds.), Social Psychology Handbook of basic principles (pp. 361-399). New York: Guilford Press.
    • Goodwin, S., A., Gubin, A., Fiske, S., & Yzerbyt, V., Y. (2000). Power can bias impression processes: stereotyping subordinates by default and by desin. Group Processes & Interbroup Relations, 3(3), 227-256.
    • Goschke, T., & Kuhl, J. (1993). Representation of intentions: Persisting activation in memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19(5), 1211-1226.
    • Gray, J. A. (1982). The neuropsychology of anxiety. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Gray, J. A. (1987). The psychology of fear and stress. New York: Cambridge University Press.
    • Gruenfeld, D. H., Inesi, M. E., Magee, J. C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2008). Power and the objectification of social targets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95(1), 111-127.
    • Guinote, A. (2007a). Power and Goal Pursuit. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33(8), 1076 -1087.
    • Kuhl, J., & Beckmann, J. (1985). Action Control: From Cognition to Behavior.
    • Marsh, R., L., Hicks, J., L., & Bink, M., L. (1998). Activation of completed, uncompleted, and partially completed intentions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24(2), 350-361.
    • Marsh, R., L., Hicks, J., L., & Bryan, E. S. (1999). The activation of unrelated and canceled intentoins. Memory & Cognition, 27, 320-327.
    • Neely, J. H. (1991). Semantic priming effects in visual word recognition: A selective review of current findings and theories. In D. Besner & G. W.
    • Humphreys (Eds.), Basic processes in reading: Visual word recognition (pp. 264- 336). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
    • Overbeck, J. R., & Park, B. (2006). Powerful perceivers, powerless objects: Flexibility of powerholders'social attention. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 99(2), 227-243.
    • Patterson, M. L. (1985). Social influence and nonverbal exchange. In S. Ellyson & J. Dovidio (Eds.), Power, dominance, and nonverbal behaviour (pp. 207-217).
    • Shallice, T. (1972). Dual functions of consciousness. Psychological Review,79, 383-393 Schwarzer, R., & Jerusalem, M. (1995). Generalized Self-Efficacy scale. In J.
    • Weinman, S. Wright & M. Johnston (Eds.), Measures in health psychology: A user's portofolio. Causal and control beliefs (pp. 35-37). Windsor, U.K.: NFERNELSON.
    • Shah, J. Y., Friedman, R., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2002). Forgetting All Else : On the Antecedents and Consequences of Goal Shielding. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(6), 1261-1280.
    • Shah, J. Y., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2003). When Opportunity Knocks : Bottom-Up Priming of Goals by Means and Its Effects On Self-Regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(6), 1109-1122.
    • Vescio, T., K., Snyder, M., & Butz, D. A. (2003). Power in stereotypically masculine domains: A social influence strategy X stereotype match model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1062-1078.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article