Power and goal pursuit.

  title={Power and goal pursuit.},
  author={Ana Guinote},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={33 8},
  • Ana Guinote
  • Published 2007 in Personality & social psychology bulletin
Powerful individuals more easily acquire desired outcomes compared to powerless individuals. The authors argue that these differences can partly be attributed to self-regulation. The effects of power on the ability to act in a goal-consistent manner were analyzed across different phases of goal pursuit. Study 1 examined goal setting, Study 2 focused on the initiation of goal-directed action, Study 3 examined persistence and flexibility, and Study 4 assessed responses to good opportunities for… CONTINUE READING
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