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Nathanael Fast studies the underpinnings of power and influence in organizations and society. His research examines the psychological determinants and consequences of hierarchy, social networks, and new technology adoption, with implications for the future of work. He directs the Hierarchy, Networks, & Technology Lab (HiNT Lab) at USC and is Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has been recognized for both teaching and research, including USC’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, and Poets & Quants “Best 40 B-school Profs Under the Age of 40.”
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Fast, N. J., & Chen, S. (2009). When the boss feels inadequate: Power, incompetence, and aggression. Psychological science, 20(11), 1406-1413.
Fast, N. J., Gruenfeld, D. H., Sivanathan, N., & Galinsky, A. D. (2009). Illusory control: A generative force behind power’s far-reaching effects. Psychological Science, 20(4), 502-508.
Fast, N. J., Sivanathan, N., Mayer, N. D., & Galinsky, A. D. (2012). Power and overconfident decision-making. Organizational behavior and human decision processes, 117(2), 249-260.