Tuesday, February 18, 2014

All Power Tends To Corrupt

Like the video we watched in class, this article talks about a different study that was conducted by Nathanael Fast at the University of Southern California.  By combining status and power together, he tested if that would be abused.  The whole idea of abusing power because one has authority is interesting but also scary because it obviously happens in the world.  In this article, they use the term “little Hitler”. Not ever hearing this term before, it does relate well to these studies.  As long as people have the ability to be in a certain role, there is always the change of this happening.  There has to be some influence of personality with this situation, however how can you know who has that personality to prevent situations like this occurring?  In a way, maybe one will not know until they are put in that situation, such as one of these studies.  

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