This article offers a primer on social power and social class with respect to their theoretical importance, conceptual distinction, and empirical relationship. We introduce and define the constructs of social power, social class, and one's psychological sense of power. We next explore the complex relationship between social power and social class. Because social class can produce a sense of power within an individual, studies on social power can inform theory and research on social class. We conclude with a discussion of the current challenges and future opportunities for the study of social power and social class.
Rucker, Derek D., and Adam Galinsky. "Social power and social class: Conceptualization, consequences, and current challenges." Current Opinion in Psychology 18 (December 2017): 26-30.
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