Katz And Lazarsfeld Explored How Power Can Influence And Impact One 's Behavior

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Katz and Lazarsfeld explored how power can influence and impact one’s behavior. Elihu Katz and Paul Lazarsfeld connected to mass media to further develop the social influence theory in 1955. Carl Rogers theorized that his principles regarding Person-centered therapy could be applied in a variety of context and not just in the therapy situation. As a result, he started to use the term person-centered approach. (Rogers, 1959). Person-centered therapy (PCT) is the application of the person-centered approach that includes theories of personality, education, nursing, interpersonal relations, education, nursing, cross-cultural relations and other “helping” professions situations. (Rogers, 1959). The theory of person-centered therapy suggests any client, no matter what the problem, can improve without being taught anything specific by the therapist, once he/she accepts and respects themselves. (Shaffer, 1978). Katz and Lazarsfeld (1955) explored how power can influence and impact one’s behavior by connecting the mass media to further develop the social influence theory. The three distinct constructs of social influence which are conformity, compliance, and obedience. The construct of conformity as it relates to staff using physical restraints and it will be discussed in more detail in chapter. Also as it relates to Physical Restraints Use, conformity and social influence helps to explain the phenomenon of influence individuals have on one another. People are driven to the

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