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The Resource Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations, Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Katharina G. Kugler, Andrea Bartoli

Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations, Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Katharina G. Kugler, Andrea Bartoli

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Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations
Title
Attracted to conflict
Title remainder
dynamic foundations of destructive social relations
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Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Katharina G. Kugler, Andrea Bartoli
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eng
Summary
"Conflict is inherent in virtually every aspect of human relations, from sport to parliamentary democracy, from fashion in the arts to paradigmatic challenges in the sciences, and from economic activity to intimate relationships. Yet, it can become among the most serious social problems humans face when it loses its constructive features and becomes protracted over time with no obvious means of resolution. This book addresses the subject of intractable social conflict from a new vantage point. Here, these types of conflict represent self-organizing phenomena, emerging quite naturally from the ongoing dynamics in human interaction at any scale--from the interpersonal to the international. Using the universal language and computational framework of nonlinear dynamical systems theory in combination with recent insights from social psychology, intractable conflict is understood as a system locked in special attractor states that constrain the thoughts and actions of the parties to the conflict. The emergence and maintenance of attractors for conflict can be described by means of formal models that incorporate the results of computer simulations, experiments, field research, and archival analyses. Multi-disciplinary research reflecting these approaches provides encouraging support for the dynamical systems perspective. Importantly, this text presents new views on conflict resolution. In contrast to traditional approaches that tend to focus on basic, short-lived cause-effect relations, the dynamical perspective emphasizes the temporal patterns and potential for emergence in destructive relations. Attractor deconstruction entails restoring complexity to a conflict scenario by isolating elements or changing the feedback loops among them. The creation of a latent attractor trades on the tendency toward multi-stability in dynamical systems and entails the consolidation of incongruent (positive) elements into a coherent structure. In the bifurcation scenario, factors are identified that can change the number and types of attractors in a conflict scenario. The implementation of these strategies may hold the key to unlocking intractable conflict, creating the potential for constructive social relations."--Publisher's website
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UKMGB
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1946-
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Vallacher, Robin R.
Dewey number
303.6
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1959-
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  • Coleman, Peter T.
  • Nowak, Andrzej
  • Bui-Wrzosinska, Lan
  • Liebovitch, Larry S.
  • Kugler, Katharina G.
  • Bartoli, A.
Series statement
Peace psychology book series
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Social conflict
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Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations, Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Katharina G. Kugler, Andrea Bartoli
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Overview: Conflict in Human Experience -- Origins: The Promise of Dynamical Systems Theory -- Foundations: The Dynamical Perspective on Social Processes -- Patterns: Temporal Trajectories of Conflict -- Traps: Intractable Conflict as a Dynamical System -- Escape: How Conflicts Can Be Transformed -- Sustainability: The Dynamics of Enduring Peace -- Epilogue: Conflict in the Twenty First Century
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827268608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9783642352799
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013935946
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)827268608
Label
Attracted to conflict : dynamic foundations of destructive social relations, Robin R. Vallacher, Peter T. Coleman, Andrzej Nowak, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Katharina G. Kugler, Andrea Bartoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Overview: Conflict in Human Experience -- Origins: The Promise of Dynamical Systems Theory -- Foundations: The Dynamical Perspective on Social Processes -- Patterns: Temporal Trajectories of Conflict -- Traps: Intractable Conflict as a Dynamical System -- Escape: How Conflicts Can Be Transformed -- Sustainability: The Dynamics of Enduring Peace -- Epilogue: Conflict in the Twenty First Century
Control code
827268608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9783642352799
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013935946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827268608

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