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Chapter 11, Power and Violence in Marriages and Families. Key Terms. power The ability to exercise one’s will. personal power Power exercised over oneself. social power The ability of people to exercise their wills over the wills of others.

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powerThe ability to exercise one’s will.
  • personal powerPower exercised over oneself.
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social powerThe ability of people to exercise their wills over the wills of others.
  • resource hypothesisThe relative power between wives and husbands result from their relative resources as individuals.
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principle of least interestPartner with the least commitment to the relationship is the one who is more apt to exploit the other.
  • peer marriageCouples with no worse than a 60-40 split on childrearing, housework and control of funds.
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near peersCouple who believes in equality but the arrival of children and the desire to maximize income means husband can’t participate as much as the couples egalitarian ideals require.
  • traditional peersMales dominate decision making except regarding children and wife does not seek equality.
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No-powerBoth partners wield almost equal power.
  • intimate partner abusePhysical or emotional abuse of spouses, cohabitating or noncohabitating relationship partners or former spouse or intimate partners.
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child abuseOvert acts of aggression towards children.
  • child neglectActs of omission, falling to provide adequate physical or emotional care for children.
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emotional child abuse or neglectParent being overly harsh or critical, failing to provide guidance or being uninterested in a child’s needs.
  • sexual abuseA child being forced, tricked or coerced into sexual behavior.
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elder abuseOvert acts of aggression towards the elderly.
  • Caregiver Model of Elder AbuseViews abusive or neglectful caregivers as individuals who are overwhelmed by the requirements of caring for elderly family members.