power studies

Power & Language

In this project with Robert Koerner (Bamberg Uni, Germany), we use natural language processing to identify how people signal their power through language use and how others pick up on these signals. We also examine how different use of power–coercive or collaborative–is conveyed in political communications.

Latent Lieutenant

In multiple studies, we’ve shown that a potential leader is seen as more powerful, more competent, and sometimes even more likable, based on the subtle nonverbal responses of other people around them.