Power - partner Things to know… Things to know… Which...

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Power in Relationships Power in Relationships
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Objective Objective Understand different aspects of power
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Power Principles Power Principles Power is PERCEPTION Exists in all relationships About Resources Related to scarce and/or valued resources Can ENABLE or DISABLE
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Power Principles cont… Power Principles cont… The person with less to lose has greater power. The person with power can make and break the rules.
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Types of Power Types of Power Reward Power One partner has something the other person sees as rewarding Coercive Power Ability to get ones way through coercion Legitimate Power Power due to position in relationship Ex. Parent-child relationship
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Types of Power Types of Power Referent Power Power received due to partners affection Expert Power Power due to knowledge of particular area/subject Informational Power Similar to expert, have information
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Types of Power Types of Power Veto Power One partner relinquishes decision making power, but can veto ideas or decisions of other
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Unformatted text preview: partner Things to know… Things to know… Which partner is the most interested/involved/invested How many alternatives each/the partners have Influences on Power Influences on Power Gender Education Income Cultural Norms Career Aspirations Consequences of Female Consequences of Female Dominated Relationships Dominated Relationships Mainly, in heterosexual relationships Out of role behaviors. – Why? Depart from cultural norms Male dominated and egalitarian relationships are happier – Traditional gender role relationships are also happier Marriage Asymmetry Marriage Asymmetry Men marry “down”, women marry “up” Ceiling effect Reduced pool of eligible partners – Most reduced for highly educated African American women Women Working Women Working Women working outside the home does influence power (some but not much) Division of labor at home...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course FSHD 237 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at Arizona.

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