Powerful People Perceive Those With Less Power As Physically Small, Study Suggests

07/09/2013 04:09 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2013

The powerful people of the world look down upon the powerless.

While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both in person and from photographs.

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