Faculty Profile

Lewend Mayiwar

PhD Candidate - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Mayiwar, Lewend & Lai, Linda (2019)

Replication of Study 1 in "Differentiating Social and Personal Power" by Lammers, Stoker, and Stapel (2009)

Social Psychology, 50(4), s. 261- 269. Doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000388

We performed an independent, direct, and better powered (N = 295) replication of Study 1, an experiment (N = 113) by Lammers, Stoker, and Stapel (2009). Lammers and colleagues distinguished between social power (influence over others) and personal power (freedom from the influence of others), and found support for their predictions that the two forms of power produce opposite effects on stereotyping, but parallel effects on behavioral approach. Our results did not replicate the effects on behavioral approach, but partially replicated the effects on stereotyping. Compared to personal power, social power produced less stereotyping, but neither form of power differed significantly from the control condition, and effect sizes were considerably lower than the original estimates. Potential explanations are discussed.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2018 BI Norwegian Business School Master of Science
2016 Mälardalen University Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2019 - Present BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate
2018 - 2019 BI Norwegian Business School Research Assistant
2016 - 2018 LearningLab, BI Norwegian Business School Student Assistant