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The Role of Power in Interpersonal Relationships - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
How does power impact interpersonal relationships? In this chapter, you'll learn about the function of power in relationships, as well as different forms of power. Use the full video transcripts within the lessons to help you study, and send questions to instructors if you need clarification on a concept. In this chapter, you'll review:
- Differences between power, leadership, authority and influence
- Types of personal power
- Forms of positional power
- Ways in which power is conveyed
- Modes of compliance gaining and resistance
- Manners in which power and influence are mishandled
|Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence||Compare and contrast power, leadership, authority and influence.|
|Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power||Explore different forms of personal power.|
|Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power||Identify and compare various types of positional power.|
|Verbal & Nonverbal Ways to Communicate Power||Become familiarized with how power is communicated in verbal and nonverbal ways.|
|Compliance Gaining & Resistance Strategies||Investigate different approaches to compliance gaining and resistance.|
|How Power & Influence Are Misused||Describe ways in which power and influence are misused.|
1. Differences Between Power, Leadership, Authority & Influence
When we look at power, we can associate it to many different aspects of the business world. We can look at authority, leadership, influence and power on their own. In this lesson, we will discuss these four aspects and show you the differences between them, yet how they can coexist.
2. Personal Power: Referent and Expert Power
Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on the second type of power, known as personal power. There are two types of personal power that this lesson will explain, including expert and referent.
3. Positional Power: Legitimate, Coercive & Reward Power
Managers require different types of power to make things happen in their organizations. This lesson focuses on positional power. There are three types of positional power that will be explained in this lesson, including legitimate, reward and coercive power.
4. Verbal & Nonverbal Ways to Communicate Power
One of the goals of communication is to convince someone to do something that we want them to do. A key way of being able to do that is to communicate power. In this lesson, we focus on how to communicate personal power.
5. Compliance Gaining & Resistance Strategies
Sometimes you just really need people to work with you. Sometimes, you need their compliance. In this lesson, explore compliance gaining and resisting, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. How Power & Influence Are Misused
At some point, it is certain that people will have power over you, whether it is your parents, your teachers, or even the law. In this lesson, we will see how such power and influence can be misused and how they can be resisted.
7. Understanding Relationship Violence: Definition, Effects & Strategies
In the United States, relationship violence remains a far-too prevalent aspect of society. In this lesson, we will discuss the patterns of violence, as well as effects and strategies for dealing with it. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
8. Ethics in Interpersonal Communication
Ethics are important in all aspects of life, and communication is no exception. Explore the way in which ethics relate specifically to interpersonal communication, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
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Other chapters within the Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication course
- Overview of Interpersonal Communication
- The Impact of Culture on Interpersonal Communication
- Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication
- The Importance of Effective Listening
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Overview & Principles of Conversation Management
- Relationship Theory in Interpersonal Communication
- Communication in Relationships
- The Process of Conflict Management
- Emotions & Emotional Expression
- Communication Between Family & Friends
- Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships
- Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Studying for Communications 102