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Power, Predictors of

  • By: Veronica Tichenor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Power is typically defined as the ability to shape, influence, or control the behavior of another. Although power is often described as something that people possess, power is actually a dynamic of social relationships. That is, the exercise of power is ...

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