Psychology Today

Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto coauthored the paper “People with disagreeable personalities (selfish, combative, and manipulative) do not have an advantage in pursuing power at work” recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Popular science journals such as Psychology Today and Science News ran stories about the paper. The coauthors research found that “when pursuing power in the workplace, a failure to build alliances, engage in more cooperative behaviors, and help others appears to negate any gains that a ‘selfish jerk’ makes by using fear, intimidation, or aggression to get ahead,” Psychology Today reports.

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