Power Play

Good girls' guide to power and dominance

Patricia Hawley, Ph.D., is a professor at Texas Tech University. She is a power researcher interested in aggression, gender and fantasy.

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About Power Play

Power hierarchies are related to most things we do. In preschool they shape our play, as teens they influence who we date, and in adulthood how we fantasize. Power need not be dark. Though dominance strategies include aggression, they also include rosier behaviors like cooperation. Both have very deep evolutionary roots. But don't expect an alpha male view from this writer! I see primate behavior clearly: Females equisitely prevail over males, if you know where to look. I will show you where to look and change your perspective on humans and your daily interactions. Enjoy!

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