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Power-Dependence Relations
A simple theory of power relations is developed in an effort to resolve some of the ambiguities surrounding "power," "authority," "legitimacy," and power "structures," through bringing them togetherExpand
During the last fifteen years there has emerged in sociology and social psychology a distinct approach called social exchange theory. Four figures were largely responsible: George Homans, JohnExpand
Power, Equity and Commitment in Exchange Networks
Exchange theory has the virtue of bringing both power and equity together in a single analytic framework. However, exchange theory has focused largely upon analysis of the dyad, while power andExpand
The Distribution of Power in Exchange Networks: Theory and Experimental Results
This paper presents a theoretical analysis of the structural determinants of power in exchange networks, along with research findings from laboratory experiments and a computer simulation ofExpand
Power-Dependence Relations: Two Experiments
Data presented from an experiment on conformity and "status insecurity," include an unforeseen curvilinear relation between conformity and sociometric status. An attempt to explain this findingExpand
Deviation and Rejection: An Experimental Replication
T HE study reported here is a replication of an earlier experiment conducted by Stanley Schachter, entitled "Deviation, Rejection and Communication." 1 The replication was designed to study the rangeExpand
Balance theory: A theory of interpersonal attraction?
This study tests two theoretical approaches to interpersonal attraction. While the main effort is a replication of Newcomb's Acquaintance Process, portions of Chambliss' theory of attraction areExpand
Mount Everest. A case study of communication feedback and sustained group goal-striving.
  • R. Emerson
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Sociometry
  • 1 September 1966
The theory suggests that individual motivation and effort in goal-striving is a function of uncertainty about goal outcome, and communication proccesses tend to maximize and maintain uncertainty about outcome through selective transmission of information. Expand
Charismatic Kingship: A Study of State-Formation and Authority in Baltistan
Dick Emerson died in December 1982. This is the first and, unfortunately, only paper from his research on South Asia and from his theorizing on the state. This paper was written with the support ofExpand
Valid Predictions from Invalid Comparisons: Response to Heckathorn
Professor Heckathorn has advanced, as the main justification for his essay, the removal of what he takes to be deficiencies from Emerson's powerdependence theory, first published in 1962 andExpand