Conflict - Park, Kevin Barrientos Communication Theory...

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Park, Kevin Barrientos Communication Theory Transforming Conflict through Communication According to the Random House Abridged Dictionary, conflict is defined as “to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance, or in opposition.” In an ordinary life, conflicts arise everywhere, whether it is from conversing with a friend, interacting with a teacher, or playing a competitive game of basketball; conflict can also arise within a single person’s mind while choosing between two decisions, such as knowing what college to enroll, or even trying to figure out what candy to buy at Safeway. Because of the often negative outcomes conflict brings in people’s every day lives, many come to the conclusion that conflict is abnormal; however, having conflict in one’s life is completely ordinary, while having a life with an absence of conflict is abnormal. To solve a conflict between to people, both the members must strive to identify and resolve the problem by coming to the conclusion that treats the two members
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course COM 200 taught by Professor Barrientos during the Spring '08 term at Pepperdine.

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