Intrapsychic and Personal Factors
Intrapsychic and Personal Factors
In this Application, you will examine two of three intrapsychic or personal factors that impact conflict and its resolution. The first is bias. Personal beliefs and
cognitions may lead to misperceptions and misunderstandings that may, if undetected and unidentified, have detrimental effects on attempts at resolution. A second
factor is emotion. Emotions can have positive and negative effects on conflict and its resolution and, conversely, conflict and its resolution impacts emotions. This
interaction between conflict and emotions occurs at all levels of conflict, from the interpersonal to the international. Personality is a third factor that affects
conflict and its resolution. However conceptualized, and whatever the theory that explains it, personality influences behavior during conflict and attempts to resolve
it. Understanding the role of personality and personality differences can provide information valuable to the successful resolution of a conflict.
To prepare for this assignment:
•Select two of the three intrapsychic or personal factors covered in this week’s readings from your course text, The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: bias, emotion,
•Review the chapters focusing on the information asked for in the assignment specific to your chosen factors, listed below.
The assignment: (2-3 pages)
•Briefly describe your Final Project conflict, its central issues, and the parties involved.
Final Project: Peer Mediation for Bullying in the Public School System
For my final project I am planning to research bullying in the public school system. I will focus on peer mediation to resolve the conflict. My paper will be outlines
1 What is bullying
a. Who is involved?
b. Where is the problem occurring?
c. Why is bullying a big deal?
d. How is the conflict going to be resolved?
2 Peer Mediation
a. What is peer mediation
b. Who is involved in the process
c. Where will the peer mediation take place?
d. Why would one chose peer mediation?
e. When will the peer mediation happen?
f. How dose peer mediation compare to other alternatives
1 What is bullying a. Who is involved? b. Where is the problem occurring? c. Why is bullying a big deal? d. How is the conflict going to be resolved?
Actually, the bully is anyone that wishes to maintain control over others that hides his / hers insecurities and fears. Try and think of a bullying as acting out such
insecurities to mask painful self-inflicted emotions, thereby, the bullying assists in covering up the cry for mental health help. Instead, the bully is more concern
in affecting the negative energy of low self-esteem on someone else. Think of often the way to stop bullying is standing up to the bully and the victim willing to
fight for freedom of peace; the result is bullying cease immediately due to the bully running away. Aim in focusing on how today bullying is more perverse and constant
due to the age of technology and now everyone is connected to everyone 24/7 hours a day.
By focusing on conflict resolution, the issue is communication and root cause to why bullying occurs that impact families as well as communities. The victim is unaware
that strength inside can overcome the extreme low self-esteem bully conducting such mean spirited actions. Thus, the conflict can reflect in talking things out to get
to the “real reason” why bullying can happen just not at school but in the workplace as well. Of course, the workplace is difficult due to the victim needs employment
to pay their living expenses, however, in some cases if not addressed the victim can start having mental health problems (try and associate the health concerns ranging
from high stress, poor diet, and withdraw from others).
2 Peer Mediation – a. What is peer mediation b. Who is involved in the process c. Where will the peer mediation take place? d. Why would one chose peer mediation? e.
When will the peer mediation happen? f. How dose peer mediation compare to other alternatives
Keep in mind, the role in peer mediation is by problem solving by the same youths, between two school age people, to dispute an issue within a confidential framework
of an environment. The peer mediation should entail the focus on communication on the youth’s level to ensure a more solid resolution. Aim in thinking the primary
objective of peer mediation is problem solving through communication that clarifies misconception by the other individual. Thus, in comparison to other methods of
mediation the groups are either larger with representatives (representing) either side of the debate or just a few for mainly discussions primarily. In consensus, the
timeframe can differ in conducting any peer mediation, thus, the research should entail outlining the problematic “urgency” as a key indicator to when the peer
mediation actual takes place.
Hope this helps. The above response was based on own knowledge and academic background as well as industry experience. For more information or research on subject
matter, the following is sufficient start:
Ingram, Thomas, LaForge, Raymond (2006). Management: Analysis and Decision Making. Oxford University Press, USA; New Edition
Thill, John V. & Bovee, Courtland L. (2007). Excellence in Business Communication, Seventh Edition, Pearson, Prentice Hall
Floyd, L. A., Xu, F., Atkins, R., & Caldwell, C. (2013). Ethical Outcomes and Business Ethics: Toward Improving Business Ethics Education. Journal Of Business Ethics,
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Hicks, M.J. (2004) 2nd edn. Problem Solving and Decision Making Thompson Learning
•For two of the three intrapsychic or personal psychological factors that you selected, respond to each of the bulleted items related to the factors. Be sure to relate
each factor specifically to your conflict.
•Explain the importance of understanding bias as it relates to conflict and conflict resolution.
•Describe two biases that might arise in your conflict and why you think each might arise (whether or not consciously or detected).
•For each bias, explain how it might come into play and what its effect might be on the conflict itself and/or its resolution.
•Explain two ways that you might reduce or eliminate each bias that you selected.
•Explain why an understanding of emotions as they relate to conflict and its resolution is important.
•Describe one negative and one positive emotion likely to arise or be present in resolving your conflict.
•Explain the probable effect of each emotion on the conflict, and vice versa. Explain in terms of your specific conflict.
•Explain two ways by which you might either intervene with the emotion, control negative emotions, and/or foster positive emotions in your specific conflict situation.
•Explain why an understanding of personality is useful as it relates to conflict and conflict resolution.
•Describe two ideas, one from each of two theories, that are useful in accounting for reactions and behaviors in your conflict resolution situation and explain why.
•Explain how you might use information about personality to enhance the possibility of positive results.
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