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Tackling the Great Debate

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Conflict, Interdependence, and Justice

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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.

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Notes

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    Other less basic dimensions of social relations identified in this research include enduring/ temporary, voluntary/involuntary, public/private, licit/illicit, and the number of people involved (Wish, Deutsch, & Kaplan, 1976).

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    Other basic dimensions of social relations, such as task-oriented/social-emotional, formal/informal, licit/illicit, and so on, could also be integrated into the framework and seen as moderators or splitting parameters of the dynamics described here.

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Coleman, P.T., Vallacher, R.R., Nowak, A. (2011). Tackling the Great Debate. In: Coleman, P. (eds) Conflict, Interdependence, and Justice. Peace Psychology Book Series, vol 11. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9994-8_12

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