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Power And Corruption

Does power corrupt behavior? Explain your answer by providing an example or scenario.

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Power in and of itself does not corrupt behavior on any level. Yet, it does give leverage to many impulses. It starts by corrupting the way a person thinks (Herbert, 2009). One area where this becomes evident is the perception of invulnerability. People in positions of power typically begin to feel that they cannot be brought down (Herbert, 2009). One example of this can be seen in Bernie Madoff. Mr. Madoff felt that he was able to get away with anything. He was in a ...

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This 287 word discussion response provides 3 references to tie the material together. It covers power and its effects on behavior. It also provides an example to show relevance.