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Power in Motion: Response Dynamics of Social Power, Goal-Oriented Motor Movement, and Sexual Perception

Abstract Research on the psychology of social power has shown how experiences of power tend to promote goal-oriented behavior and sexual perception in individuals. These experiences need not be generated through real-life power dynamics, but can be primed experimentally in the lab. A recent study has explored how power affects even lower level goal-oriented motor movement, showing how increased power facilitates the initiation of goal-oriented motor actions (Maner et al., 2010). However, this research did not explore how these goal-oriented motor movements promoted by power dynamically evolve over time, or can be influenced by sexual perceptual processes. Using an experimental paradigm known as computer mouse-tracking, we designed an experimental ta... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Gonzales, James Paul (Author) / Duran, Nicholas D (Advisor) / Hall, Deborah L (Committee member) / Neal, Tess (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social psychology / Cognitive psychology / Behavioral sciences / behavioral approach / mouse-tracking / response dynamics / sexual cognition / social cognition / social power
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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