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A Test of the Law of Anticipated Reactions
(Social Psychological Quarterly, 1988)
a. This WP continues investigations in WP 84-3 and 84-10. The authors report an experiment in which they varied the expected likelihood that an advantaged central actor would punish others for attempting to change an ...
Legitimacy and the Support of Revolutionary Coalitions
The authors develop a theory of conditions under which inequity will lead to attempts to change the structure. Factors affecting the likelihood of attempts include power differences, false consciousness, low self-esteem, ...
Uncertainty, Potential Power, and Nondecisions
(Transaction Publishers, 1985)
The authors develop a definition of potential power—what an actor could to another actor if the first cared strongly enough about something—and explore its properties. Experimental research shows that potential power affects ...
Expectations, Shared Awareness, and Power
The authors develop a theory of expectations about interpersonal power to control rewards and punishments, and to induce compliance. They present an extended review of conceptions of power, and identify four empirical ...
A Revised Bibliography of Expectation States Research
As titled. This WP is a revision and expansion of TR#67. Berger, Wagner, and Webster (2014) provide a newer, although focused, view of the program.
Status, Excuses, and Justifications
The authors conducted experimental research on the acceptability of excuses (a personal account of making a procedural error) and justifications (an argument for what the violator had done) for norm violation. The actor ...
Decisions, Nondecisions, and Metadecisions
Political decisions at all stages, from community to country,occur only after a process of agenda setting. Nondecisions result from failing to raise an issue to the appropriate decision-making body, and occur through ...
Status Organizing Processes
The authors review theoretical and empirical work related to the theory of status characteristics and expectation states to this date,1980.
Legitimation, Endorsement, and Compliance
The theoretical development distinguishes three objects of legitimation, of persons, of positions, and of actions; and three types of legitimacy, propriety, endorsement, and authorization. Propriety is normative support ...
Status Conditions of Self-Evaluation
This is a revision of TR#24. It expands the discussion of conditions for stability, adding the idea of cliques that support stable self-evaluations.