Power Increases Infidelity Among Men and Women

  title={Power Increases Infidelity Among Men and Women},
  author={Joris Lammers and Janka I. Stoker and Jennifer Jordan and Monique M. H. Pollmann and Diederik A. Stapel},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1191 - 1197}
Data from a large survey of 1,561 professionals were used to examine the relationship between power and infidelity and the process underlying this relationship. Results showed that elevated power is positively associated with infidelity because power increases confidence in the ability to attract partners. This association was found for both actual infidelity and intentions to engage in infidelity in the future. Gender did not moderate these results: The relationship between power and… 

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