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The Resolution of Conflict: Constructive and Destructive Processes


reviewed by Max Birnbaum 1974

coverTitle: The Resolution of Conflict: Constructive and Destructive Processes
Author(s): Morton Deutsch
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven
ISBN: , Pages: 420, Year: 1974
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Morton Deutsch is professor of psychology and education and director of the social psychology laboratory at Teachers Col­lege, Columbia University. The Resolution of Conflict is the publication of Deutsch's Carl Hovland Memorial Lectures, Yale University's prestigious platform for psy­chologists of the first magnitude. Titles of the theoretical essays that comprise the first half of the book clearly indicate con­cern with matters of prime importance to schools: "Cooperative and Competitive Processes," "Group Formation," "Inter-group Conflict," "Threats," "Promises and Influence," and "Trust and Suspicion." The research papers, which make up the second half of the volume, also bear di­rectly on vital school problems: "Experi­mental Studies of Trust and Suspicion," "Effects of Threat and Communication Upon Interpersonal Bargaining: Initial Studies," and "Strategies of Inducing Co­operation: Experimental Studies." The sole chapter omitted from this list of re­search papers, as perhaps too far afield from the practical concerns of either teach­er or administrator, is "Intra-psychic Con­flict," and strong arguments can be offered for its inclusion. Finally, the concluding essay in Deutsch's volume, "Factors Influ­encing the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 1, 1974, p. 160-161
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1378, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 12:39:52 AM

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