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Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 Power Power Power and...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Power Power Power and Interdependency Theory Power Power is the ability to influence the is the ability to influence the behavior of others and to resist their behavior of others and to resist their influence on us. influence on us. Power and Interdependency Theory Sources of Power From an interdependency perspective, power is based on the control of valuable resources. The principle of lesser interest observes that the partner who is less dependent on the relationship – who desires it less – has more power within that relationship. Power and Interdependency Theory There are two different broad types of power: Fate control allows one to control a partner’s outcomes no matter what the partner does. Behavior control allows one to encourage, but not compel, desired behavior from a partner. Power and Interdependency Theory...
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course PSYC 359 taught by Professor Barone during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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