10.20.09 - cmn

10.20.09 - cmn - Conflict An expressed struggle between at...

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Conflict “An expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce rewards , and interference from the other parties in achieving their goals” **Interdependent – necessary because if parties don’t care/need each other, conflict won’t arise as often** Closeness – increase in closeness generally leads to increase in conflict. But it can go either way Frequency of interaction Level of concern Increased interference Types of Conflict Constructive Conflict that builds of strengthens relationships Destructive conflict Damages the relationship Conflict frequency Sibling s Parent-child Marital relationships (newlyweds, addition of children, distressed couples) Models of Conflict Explanatory model of conflict Distal context: historical factors that predict conflict (relational history, personalities, serial arguments) Proximal context: immediate factors (the eliciting event) Conflict interaction: strats, comm. Or tactics used during conflicts
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