Social organizers concerned with facilitating the reallocation of power must not overlook psychological issues. Within groups, power hierarchies are a function of individual methods of coping with social-emotional interactions. Clinical insights suggest that both empowered and disempowered people participate in the process of establishing and maintaining this hierarchial structure.
Lichtenberg, Philip; Reimert, Carol Roman; and Levine, Susan S.
"Social-Emotional Keys to the Division of Power,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 9
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol9/iss3/12