Reply to Wu and Wilkes: Power, Whether Situational or Durable, Decreases Both Relational and Generalized Trust

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113(11), E1418 (March 2016)

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Oliver Schilke

University of Arizona

Martin Reimann

University of Southern California

Karen S. Cook

Stanford University - Department of Sociology

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

In our article (1), we present evidence that individuals low in power are more trusting than those high in power. In a letter to the editor, Wu and Wilkes argue that our finding is “subject to two caveats about the kind of power and trust being considered” (2). Although refinements of our theory are welcome, we have reservations about the caveats brought forward.

Keywords: trust, power, social exchange, dependence, hope

Suggested Citation

Schilke, Oliver and Reimann, Martin and Cook, Karen S., Reply to Wu and Wilkes: Power, Whether Situational or Durable, Decreases Both Relational and Generalized Trust (2016). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113(11), E1418 (March 2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3069614

Oliver Schilke (Contact Author)

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Martin Reimann

University of Southern California ( email )

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Karen S. Cook

Stanford University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
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