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)
1 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2017
Date Written: 2016
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
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