Emotions in conflicts: understanding emotional processes sheds light on the nature and potential resolution of intractable conflicts

Eran Halperin, Michal Reifen Tagar

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Abstract

In recent years, researchers have been making substantial advances in understanding the central role of emotions in intractable conflict. We now know that discrete emotions uniquely shape policy preferences in conflict through their unique emotional goals and action tendencies in all stages of conflict including conflict management, conflict resolution and reconciliation. Drawing on this understanding, recent research also points to emotion regulation as a path to reduce conflict and advance peace, exploring both direct and indirect strategies of emotion regulation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)94-98
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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