Achieving Social Influence Across Gender and Time: Are Dominance and Prestige Equally Viable for Men and Women?

Kakkar, H.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Forthcoming)

tags Dominance; prestige; gender; backlash; social influence; social networks

Perilous and Unaccountable: The Positive Relationship Between Dominance and Moral Hazard Behaviors

Brady, G.L., Kakkar, H., & Sivanathan, N.

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Forthcoming)

tags Dominance; moral hazard; prestige; accountability

Tribalism and Tribulations: The Social Costs of Not Sharing Fake News

Lawson, A.M., Anand, S., & Kakkar, H.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2023)

tags Fake news; conformity; social costs; misinformation

Time and Punishment: Time Delays Exacerbate the Severity of Third-Party Punishment

Kundro, T., Nurmohamed, S., Kakkar, H. & Affinito, S. J.

Psychological Science (2023)

tags Morality; ethics; punishment; time

The Impact of Leader Dominance on Employees’ Zero-Sum Mindset and Helping Behavior

Kakkar, H. & Sivanathan, N.

Journal of Applied Psychology (2022)

tags Leader influence; social learning; dominance; zero-sum mindset; helping

Of Pandemics, Politics, and Personality: The Role of Conscientiousness and Political Ideology in Sharing of Fake News

Lawson, A. M., & Kakkar, H.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (2022)

tags Fake news; Misinformation; Conservatives; Liberals; Conscientiousness; Need for Chaos

Consequences of Perceiving Organization Members as a Unified Entity: Stronger Attraction, but Greater Blame for Member Transgressions

Effron, D. A., Kakkar, H. & Cable, D.C.

Journal of Applied Psychology (2021)

tags Entitativity; Organizational Attraction; Organizational Blame; Omission; Commission

Fall from Grace: The Role of Dominance and Prestige in the Punishment of High Status Actors

Kakkar, H., Sivanathan, N., & Gobel, M.

Academy of Management Journal (2020)

Awarded IACM-DRRC Scholar Award, 2017
tags Status; dominance; prestige; punishment; intentionality; moral credentials

The Impact of Dynamic Status Changes within Competitive Rank-Ordered Hierarchies

Kakkar, H., Sivanathan, N., & Pettit, N. C. (2019)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

tags Status; social rank; psychological momentum; threat; competition; performance

Group Cohesion Benefits Individuals Who Express Prejudice, But Harms Their Group

Effron, D. A., Kakkar, H., & Knowles, E. D. (2018)

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 79, 239-251

tags Entitativity; prejudice; collective responsibility; individual license; collective license; intergroup relations

When the Appeal of a Dominant Leader is Greater than a Prestige Leader

Kakkar, H., & Sivanathan, N. (2017)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(26), 6734–6739

tags Dominance; Prestige; Uncertainty; Personal Control; Leadership emergence

The Unintended Consequences of Argument Dilution in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements

Sivanathan, N., Kakkar, H. (2017)

Nature Human Behaviour, 1(11), 797–802

tags Argument dilution; DTC ads; Drugs side effects; Consumer preference

The Dispositional Antecedents of Promotive and Prohibitive Voice

Kakkar, H., Tangirala, S., Srivastava, N., & Kamdar, D. (2016)

Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(9), 1342–1351

tags Employee voice, approach and avoidance orientation, role conceptualization, promotive voice, prohibitive voice

Practitioner Journals

Why Delays in Delivering Justice Lead to Harsher Sentencing

Kundro, T., Nurmohamed, N., Kakkar, H. & Salvatore, N. (2023).

Scientific American.

How Dominant Leaders Go Wrong

Kakkar, H. & Sivanathan, N. (2022).

Scientific American.

We Found the One Group of Americans Who Are Most Likely to Spread Fake News

Kakkar, H. & Lawson, M.A. (2022).


Personality Type, as well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News

Lawson, M.A., & Kakkar, H. (2021).

Scientific American.

Why Trump’s Popularity Surge Faded So Quickly

Kakkar, H. (2020).

Scientific American.

Aggressive Leaders Are More Likely to Be Punished for Their Mistakes

Kakkar, H. (2019).

Harvard Business Review.

How Drug Company Ads Downplay Risks

Sivanathan, N., & Kakkar, H. (2019).

Scientific American.

If Your Employees Aren’t Speaking Up, Blame Company Culture

Kakkar, H., & Tangirala, S. (2018).

Harvard Business Review.

Why We Prefer Dominant Leaders in Uncertain Times

Kakkar, H., & Sivanathan, N. (2017).

Harvard Business Review.

Explaining the Global Rise of “Dominance” Leadership

Sivanathan, N., & Kakkar, H. (2017).

Scientific American.