Accession Number : AD0618302

Title :   ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL POWER.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WESTERN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES INST LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Farson,Richard E. ; Johannsen,James R. ; Solomon,Lawrence N.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Two studies were undertaken to explore certain aspects of the power-role. Study I, 'Perceived Correlates of Predictability in Behavior,' investigated the relationship between an individual's perceivedinterpersonal-power and the degree to which others accurately perceive him (his 'predictability'), and assessed the perceived personality traits and types of power associated with predictable and unpredictable persons. Study II, 'Power Role Assignments,' investigated the question of whether or not randomly selected persons can convincingly assume a maximum or minimum power-role if so instructed. In addition, the personality traits, behavior patterns, and types of power associated with both power roles were investigated.

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, POWER), BEHAVIOR, GROUP DYNAMICS, MALES, FEMALES, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE