Authors

Douglas Madsen

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

6-1985

Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Political Science Review

DOI of Published Version

10.2307/1956659

Abstract

The disposition to seek power in a social arena is tied in this research to a biochemical marker, whole blood serotonin. This finding constitutes the first systematic evidence of any biochemical property in humans which differentiates power seekers from others. The disposition itself is given empirical content with the use of measures of three components of the Type A behavior pattern--aggressiveness, competitiveness, and drive--and of distrust and self-confidence. The statistical fit with serotonin is very good. This discovery echoes similar findings in a species of subhuman primates.

Published Article/Book Citation

American Political Science Review, 79:2 (1985) pp. 448-457.

Rights

Copyright © 1985 American Political Science Association. Used by permission. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PSR

 

URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/polisci_pubs/42