According to Dr. Brian Klaas, it is indeed the case that power corrupts. Research across psychology and neuroscience confirm this in every experiment that has been done.
All of the evidence shows that power does create psychological and physical changes
Psychology finds that power changes your risk assessment. On a psychological level, people with power have something called “illusory control,” in which they wrongly believe that they can control events and shape outcomes even when they can’t. It creates substantially more risk-prone behaviour and also creates a mentality that they can get away with things.
There are also physical changes to your brain when you hold power as demonstrated by studies done with baboon and macaque monkeys.
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