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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (9): 1507-1518.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.01507

• Research Methods • Previous Articles    

The Analysis and Comparison of Power Manipulations

WEI Qiu-Jiang|DUAN Jin-Yun|FAN Ting-Wei   

  1. Department of Psychology, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
  • Received:2011-10-08 Online:2012-09-15 Published:2012-09-15
  • Contact: DUAN Jin-Yun

Abstract: The cognitive researches of power are becoming more important than ever, while findings and validity of researches are still constrained by manipulations in experiments. Analysing the main trends of power manipulation abroad, which can not only promote the studying, but also benefit the construction of indigenous power manipulation. After introducing content in detail and comparing empirical results and application of main power manipulations synthetically, including Reward/Punishment, Recalling, Information Controlling, Figuring, Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement (BATNA), Semantic Priming etc., obviously, all above have their own advantages, coupling with disadvantages which also ask for necessary consideration. Unfortunately, seldom schloars draw attention about these, leading to some confusion in terms of applicable researches for each paradigm, multi-hierarchy of power and differentiation with similar conceptions. After all, the future research tendencies, including the principles of assigning subject roles, differentiating the manipulation of one's own power from others' and manipulation checking, were discussed as well.

Key words: power, manipulation, measurement, multilevel research, paradigm