Responsible power-holders: when and for what the powerful may assume responsibility
作者: Annika Scholl
作者单位: 1Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Germany
刊名: Current Opinion in Psychology, 2020, Vol.33 , pp.28-32
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.06.011
原始语种摘要: Being in power means that one’s actions impact others' situation. Accordingly, power can be seen as opportunity to ‘make things happen’, which often leads to selfish behavior among the powerful. Yet, power-holders at times also assume responsibility towards others, treating those with low power with more care. Multiple findings support these two sides of power. The present paper adds that power-holders may also take responsibility for the tasks at hand (taking care of organizational success and tasks associated with their role). As such, many findings that power facilitates goal-directedness can be interpreted either in a way that the powerful ‘selfishly’ make use of opportunities—or rather that they assume task responsibility and make sure to reach (task) goals. Doing so allows to...
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  • responsibility 责任
  • powerful 强大的
  • assume 假定
  • gaining 担槽
  • leadership 指挥
  • opportunity 机会
  • organizational 组织
  • social 群居的
  • their 他们的
  • often 往往