Comm 218 Chapter 11
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an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from the other party in achieving their goals
outcomes fall short of what is possible and have a damaging effect on the relationship.
achieve best possible outcome, even strengthening the relationship
conflict styles 5 styles
avoidance: lose, lose. accommodation: lose, win competition: win, lose compromise: lose, lose. collaboration: win, win
conflict differences based on gender
boys more likely to be aggressive, competitive and demanding. while girls are more cooperative and accommodating.
conflict based on culture
america thinks its part of relationships while other cultures think it will have short term and long term effects
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