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NYU Wagner Professor Joe Magee Available for Comment On the Relationship Between Power-Holders and Disinhibited Behavior

March 12, 2008
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In light of Governor Eliot Spitzer’s just-announced resignation, Professor Joe Magee of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU is available for comment about powerful individuals (such as politicians) and disinhibited behavior.

Professor Magee’s research interests include understanding how power differences transform the way people think and behave, and how people figure out who has power over whom.

In one recent study, Dr. Magee and other researchers documented the inverse relationship between power and perspective-taking (the tendency of power-holding individuals to disregard the point of view of subordinates).

His research has also explored how power leads to the objectification of others, including how male power-holders sexually objectify women.

Joe Magee is Assistant Professor of Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. To arrange an interview with him, contact NYU press officer Robert Polner by phone or email as listed above.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Robert Polner | (212) 998-2337

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