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Conflict and Confrontation

  • Lois Edmund
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Abstract

Conflict is often experienced as a negative force in relationships. This chapter explores the definition and dynamics of both healthy and destructive conflict. In doing this, it seeks out ways in which healthy conflict can strengthen relationships and highlights how negative outcomes can be mitigated. Issues of motivation and communication are discussed exploring ways to reduce the potential for misunderstanding and maximize positive resolution of issues.

Keywords

Conflict Resolution Emotional Intelligence Positive Psychology Healthy Relationship Conflict Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Conflict Resolution StudiesMenno Simons CollegeWinnipegCanada

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