The Power to Control Time: How Power Influences How Much Time (You Think) You Have

Alice Moon, University of California Berkeley, USA
Serena Chen, University of California Berkeley, USA
Powerful individuals believe they have control over outcomes that they could not possibly control, such as the outcome of a die roll. Across five studies, we found that this illusory control leads high-power individuals to perceive having more available time than low-power individuals. Implications of the power-time link are discussed.
[ to cite ]:
Alice Moon and Serena Chen (2013) ,"The Power to Control Time: How Power Influences How Much Time (You Think) You Have", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.