FAD2230 Chapter 10 notes

FAD2230 Chapter 10 notes - Chapter 10: Power, Decision...

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Chapter 10: Power, Decision Making and Communication 1. Power a. ability to meet one’s needs b. in intimate relationships = the ability to influence partner to get what one wants c. difference in power in intimate relationships = problem 2. Why people want power a. to feel control over their lives –sense of personal power and assertiveness b. to do what they are ‘supposed’ to do according to: i. society: legitimate power ii. family: learned patterns and methods 3. The need for power over others a. compensation for deep sense of inferiority and insecurity b. to keep an attachment figure close c. to stay in control d. maintaining power in a marriage 4. Sources of power a. culture norms b. gender norms c. one earning money d. education and knowledge i. expert power ii. informational power e. personality f. communication skills g. give or withhold affection h. physical strength and stature i. alternatives in life j. children’s needs 5. Marital Power Patterns (will be on test, identify and explain)
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2011 for the course FAD 2230 taught by Professor Byno during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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FAD2230 Chapter 10 notes - Chapter 10: Power, Decision...

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