mid-term review

Thoreau declared that if the government thoreau

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Unformatted text preview: declared that, “If the government Thoreau requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.” another, Escalation of conflict Escalation Conflicts escalate in both Conflicts scope and scope severity severity Conflicts can escalate constructively or Conflicts destructively Destructive Conflict Destructive Characteristics of destructive escalation parties become less flexible goals are narrowly defined and rigid primary goal is to defeat the other party – assumes primary the other side must lose the becomes protracted and intractable Characteristics of destructive agreements damages relationships damages promotes inequality & power imbalance outcomes are imposed unilaterally often requires redress or revenge outcomes are often oppressive to one side DOES NOT SOLVE UNDERLYING CAUSES DOES Constructive Conflicts Constructive Constructive conflicts are not the absence of Constructive destructive elements destructive Characteristics of constructive escalation interaction changes often flexible goals/objectives guided by belief that all parties can win Characteristics of constructive agreements strengthens relationships restores equality recognizing the other parties as legitimate recognizing using benefits/promises rather than threats/coercion find mutually acceptable solutions Conflict is actually solved Conflict Continuum Negotiation is at the bottom be...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2013 for the course PSY 547 taught by Professor Langlois during the Spring '09 term at S.F. State.

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