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Tackling the Great Debate

  • Peter T. Coleman
  • Robin R. Vallacher
  • Andrzej Nowak
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS, volume 11)

Abstract

This chapter frames the ambitious agenda of Deutsch’s theory of psychological orientation and interdependence as a constructive response to the nature-nurture controversy in science and details it implications for situating our understanding of psychological phenomena within the context of a basic model of social relations. The theory’s utility is illustrated through its application to social conflict.

Keywords

Social relations Orientations Conflict Power Interdependence 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter T. Coleman
    • 1
  • Robin R. Vallacher
    • 2
  • Andrzej Nowak
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Teachers College, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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