• Russell Johnson, Michigan State Univ.
  • Nicholas A. Hays, Michigan State Univ.
  • Zhiya Guo, Michigan State Univ.
Emerging research highlights important differences in the psychological experience of power versus status. However, these two bases of hierarchy positively covary in most settings. How might high-ranking individuals who have power and status think and behave? In three studies, we find that competition (vs. cooperation) increases the salience of power relative to status in high-ranking individuals.