MACHIAVELLIAN HYPOTHESIS

a hypothesis which explains the development of intelligence was a result (primarily) of the desire for power. First proposed by Niccolo Machiavelli.

MACHIAVELLIAN HYPOTHESIS: "Niccolo Machiavelli proposed the Machiavellian hypothesis of intelligence which implied that intelligence was a result for a desire for power."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MACHIAVELLIAN HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/machiavellian-hypothesis/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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