A Dual Model of Leadership and Hierarchy: Evolutionary Synthesis.
Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Electronic address: [email protected]
Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA.
- Published Article
Trends in cognitive sciences
- Publication Date
Nov 01, 2019
From the popularity of authoritarian political leaders to the under-representation of women in boardrooms, leadership is an important theme in current human social affairs. Leadership is also a prominent research topic in the biological, social, and cognitive sciences. However, these active literatures have evolved somewhat independently and there is a need for synthesis. A comparative-evolutionary approach can integrate seemingly divergent perspectives by making a distinction between two leadership styles, prestige and dominance, that have contrasting expressions, functions, histories, and neural and developmental pathways. The distinction may help to resolve various scientific puzzles, such as: (i) opposing views on the different functions and expressions of leadership; (ii) the appeal of dominance-style leaders; and (iii) sex biases in leadership emergence in modern society. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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