Conflict - Interpersonal conflict Occurs whenever one person’s motives goals beliefs opinions or behavior interfere with or are incompatible with

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Unformatted text preview: Interpersonal conflict Occurs whenever one person’s motives, goals, beliefs, opinions, or behavior interfere with, or are incompatible with, those of another Dialectics- opposing motivations Autonomy and connection Openness and closedness Stability and change Integration and separation from others Personality Attachment style Anxious ambivalent are going to be more worried that their partners are going to leave them. Any fight is a big conflict and they think that the relationship is going to be over. Similarity of preferences Less similar your preferences are to your partners the more conflict. Life-stage Adolescence has most conflict, more in mid (15) than early (11) adolescence Alcohol Criticism Verbal or nonverbal act perceived as demeaning or derogatory Illegitimate demands Requests that seem unjust because they exceed normal expectations Rebuffs One person appeals to the other for a desired reaction, and the other person fails to respond as expected Cumulative annoyances Trivial events that become irritating with repetition People tend to have self-serving biases We can’t actually know what the partner is thinking Attributional conflict Blame may depend on whether the attributions are external/internal, stable/unstable, global/specific...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2010 for the course FSHD 237 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Conflict - Interpersonal conflict Occurs whenever one person’s motives goals beliefs opinions or behavior interfere with or are incompatible with

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