Powerful people make good decisions even when they consciously think
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SourcePsychological Science, 19, 12, (2008), pp. 1258-1259
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SubjectBehaviour Change and Well-being
The article presents a study to determine whether the powerful are normally under greater attentional demands than the powerless. This study was participated by 81 undergraduate students to examine whether high-power individuals make equally good decisions following conscious versus unconscious thought. It was found that high-power individuals were equally good at identifying the better choice after conscious versus unconscious thought when given problems that require a complex decision. It also concluded that the powerful seem to be able to handle a number of decisions which have great impact without making excessive errors.
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