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Unformatted text preview: stantly craving power. He cares about ppl who are interested in power
- leaders, kings, etc.., not every day regular normal ppl). Power = insatiable, cannot
satisfy the motivation. - we can expect to see competition over power because it
cannot be sated Russell argued that def of power is rather easy, purpose in his deﬁnition was
intended effects, i.e., an exercise of power wouldn't be an exercise of power if
something happened but it wasn't intended. Doing something that you're
strategically aiming for; power is strategic; "how can I get what I
want?" (intentions) then ﬁnding ways to do it... French & Raven (1958) Lewin - applied physics thinking to humans, human (inducer) trying to impose forcers
on inducee, overcomes resistance of inducee = power (building on prev deﬁnitions) Extended thru French & Raven taxonomy of power. Combines all of the factors: -insatiable search for power, ceases only in death -intended acts only power when it has intended effect(s) ... What could you marshall to do that? 6 forces of power. As someone who is trying to
engage in an act of power, what could you use to try and do that? Don't actually have to like the person for them
to have referent power, you might despise them.
Ex. Political despot, the despot is a big fan of
reminding everyone of what a wonderful guy
they are.... Legitimate power: Power is based on mandate
(‘positional power’) ex. Political Leaders Punishments Coercive power: Punishments or threats can be
issued (tyrant) issued ex. Get ppl to do what you want by threatening them o
Reward power: Rewards for obedience ffering an inducement favorable to recipient Based Referent power: Based on receivers identification with,
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course COMM 109 taught by Professor Reid,s during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
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