fate control

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In interdependence theory, as expounded by the US social psychologists Harold H. Kelley (1921–2003) and John W(alter) Thibaut (1917–86) in their books The Social Psychology of Groups (1959) and Interpersonal Relations: A Theory of Interdependence (1978), an interpersonal situation involving two people, A and B, in which ‘by simply varying what he does, A can produce a variation in B's outcomes. We have described this as fate control (FC) because A has absolute control over B's fate’ (1978, p. 31). Compare behaviour control. FC abbrev.

Subjects: Psychology.

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