The resolution of conflict; constructive and destructive processes.
By: Deutsch, Morton.Material type: TextSeries: Carl Hovland memorial lectures: Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1973Description: xi, 420 pages illustrations 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0300016832; 9780300016833; 0300021860; 9780300021868.Subject(s): Social conflict | Competition (Psychology) | Cooperation | Conflict management | Cooperative Behavior | Competitive Behavior | Conflict (Psychology) | Social Problems | Cooperation | CooperationDDC classification: 301.6/3 Other classification: 77.63 | CP 3500 | CP 3600 | CV 6800 | MR 5300
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-412).
pt. 1. Theoretical essays. Introduction. Cooperative and competitive processes. Intrapsychic conflict. Group formation. Intergroup conflict. Threats, promises and influence. Trust and suspicion : theoretical notes. -- pt. 2. Research papers. Experimental studies of trust and suspicion. The effects of threat and communication upon interpersonal bargaining. Further studies of the effects of threat. Structural and attitudinal factors in bargaining. Strategies of inducing cooperation. -- pt. 3. Concluding essay. Factors influencing the resolution of conflict.
The basic question to which this book is addressed is not how to eliminate or prevent conflict but rather how to make it productive, or minimally, how to prevent it from being destructive. I shall not deal with situations of "pure" conflict in which inevitably one side loses what the other gains. My interest is in conflict where there is a mixture of cooperative and competitive interests, where a variety of outcomes is possible; mutual loss, gain for one and loss of the other, and mutual gain. Thus my query can be restated, as an investigation of the conditions under which the participants will evolve a cooperative relationship or a competitive relationship in a situation which permits either. -- from the introduction.