How does power affect us? Who gets power and why?


I study power, status, influence, and other sources of hierarchical differences. My current research examines the effects of power on an individual’s thinking, motivation, and behavior, and the signals people use to determine how much power they and others have. My work highlights how power has a multitude of both interpersonal and intrapersonal effects. I also study gender representation in the workplace.


Research Interests

How does our level of power affect the way we think, feel, and behave?

How do our words and actions affect how powerful we feel? How powerful other people think we are?

How well represented are women in different workplaces, particularly in positions of power? What affects this representation?