The prosocial versus proself power holder: how power influences sacrifice in romantic relationships.

@article{Righetti2015ThePV,
  title={The prosocial versus proself power holder: how power influences sacrifice in romantic relationships.},
  author={Francesca Righetti and Laura B. Luchies and Suzanne van Gils and Erica B. Slotter and Betty Witcher and Madoka Kumashiro},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          779-90
        }
}
Romantic partners often have to sacrifice their interests to benefit their partner or to maintain the relationship. In the present work, we investigated whether relative power within the relationship plays an important role in determining the extent to which partners are likely to sacrifice. Drawing from both classic theories and recent research on power, we tested two competing predictions on the relationship between power and sacrifice in romantic relationships. We tested whether (a) power is… CONTINUE READING
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