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Nathanael Fast

Associate Professor of Management and Organization
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Ph.D., Stanford University

Nathanael Fast studies the psychological underpinnings of power and influence in organizations and society. His work examines the determinants and consequences of social hierarchy, the predictors of social network expansion, and how new and emerging technologies are shaping the future of work. He directs the Hierarchy, Networks, and Technology Lab (HiNT Lab) at USC and is Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute. Fast is an editorial board member for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. Popular accounts of his work have been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times
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Eric Anicich, Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "How Powerful, Low-Status Jobs Lead to Conflict ,"  Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-powerful-low-status-jobs-lead-to-conflict.
Eric Anicich, Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "When the Bases of Social Hierarchy Collide: Power Without Status Drives Interpersonal Conflict ,"  Organization Science  27, 123 -140.
Kimberly Rios, Nathanael Fast, Deborah Gruenfeld () "Feeling High But Playing Low: Power, Need to Belong, and Submissive Behavior ,"  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin  41, 1135-1146.
Nathanael Fast, Priyanka Joshi () "Decision Making at the Top: Benefits and Barriers ,"  The Psychology of Social Status.
Nathanael Fast, Ethan Burris, Caroline Bartel () "Managing to Stay in the Dark: Managerial Self-Efficacy and the Aversoin to Employee Voice ,"  Academy of Management Journal  57, 1013-1034.
Priyanka Joshi, Nathanael Fast () "I Am My (High-Power) Role: Power as a Determinant of Role Identification ,"  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin  39, 898-910.
Priyanka Joshi, Nathanael Fast () "Power and Reduced Temporal Discounting ,"  Psychological Science  24, 432-438.
Yeri Cho, Nathanael Fast () "Power, Defensive Denigration, and the Assuaging Effect of Gratitude Expression ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  48, 778-782.
Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "The Destructive Nature of Power Without Status ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  48, 391-394.
Nathanael Fast, Niro Sivanathan, Nicole Mayer, Adam Galinsky () "Power and Overconfident Decision-Making ,"  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes  117, 249-260.
Nathanael Fast, Jennifer Overbeck () "The Curse of Power: Elevated Resource Control Hinders Self-Determination ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.
Nathanael Fast () "Blame Contagion: The Automatic Transmission of Self-Serving Attributions ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  46, 97-106.
Nathanael Fast, Serena Chen () "When the Boss Feels Inadequate: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression ,"  Psychological Science  20, 1406-1413.
Nathanael Fast, Chip Heath, Wu George () "Common Ground and Cultural Prominence: How Conversation Reinforces Culture ,"  Psychological Science  20, 904-911.
Nathanael Fast, Deborah Gruenfeld, Niro Sivanathan, Adam Galinsky () "Illusory Control: A Generative Force Behind Power's Far-Reaching Effects ,"  Psychological Science  20, 502-508.
Kimberly Morrison, Nathanael Fast, Oscar Ybarra () "Group Status, Perceptions of Threat, and Support for Social Inequality ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  45, 204-210.
Kimberly Morrison, Nathanael Fast () "Perceived Intergroup Threat and the Status-Dominance Relationship ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.