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Summary of: Leshem, O. A., & Halperin, E. (2020). Lay theories of peace and their influence on policy preference during violent conflict. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(31), 18378–18384. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005928117 Background & Theory The authors of this paper define the Lay theories of peace as 1) Positive peace, 2)...

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Summary of: Saguy, T., Sobol-Sarag, D., Halabi, S., Stroebe, K., Bruneau, E., & Hasan-Aslih, S. (2020). When a sense of “we” is lost: Investigating the consequences of a lost common identity among druze in Israel. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(5), 667–675. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550619884562 Background & Theory The Arab Druze community in Israel has historically had good relations with...

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Summary of: Yucel, D., & Psaltis, C. (2020). Intergroup contact and willingness for renewed cohabitation in Cyprus: Exploring the mediating and moderating mechanisms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 23(4), 578–597. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219845053 Background & Theory Intergroup contact theory has been popular amongst conflict and social psychology researchers for a long time. Regionally, Cyprus has seen a protracted conflict between...

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Summary of: Lowe, M. (2020). Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration. Behavioral & Experimental Economics eJournal. Background & Theory Intergroup contact theory or the contact hypothesis is a well-known method of improving ties between communities. In this research, the author argues that the efficacy of intergroup contact depends highly on...

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Summary of: White, S.M., Schroeder, J., & Risen, J.L. (2020). When “enemies” become close: Relationship formation among Palestinians and Jewish Israelis at a youth camp. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1-84. Background & Theory Previous research has tried to investigate the role of contact and proximity in bridging outgroup relations. Conceptualized by Allport (1954), intergroup contact...

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Whether at the international or interpersonal level, terms like conflict management and conflict resolution are often used synonymously, even though both actually have different definitions. Lesser known but equally important is the concept of conflict transformation, which also holds its own unique definition apart from its conflict management and conflict resolution cousins. Considering that each...

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Summary of: Gur, T., Ayal, S. and Halperin, E. (2020), A Bright Side of Sadness: The Depolarizing Role of Sadness in Intergroup Conflicts. Eur J Soc Psychol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2715 Background & Theory In our highly divided world, it is important to understand the conditions under which polarization is strengthened or weakened. Conflict situations...

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Summary of: Thomas Gries & Veronika Müller, 2020. “Conflict Economics and Psychological Human Needs,” Working Papers CIE 135, Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics. Background & Theory The basic approach in conflict economics, to explain motives and conditions for civil strife, is based on the assumption of choice. Wars, civil conflicts, or terrorism are thus analyzed...

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Summary of: Nomikos, W. (2020). Peacekeeping and the Enforcement of Intergroup Cooperation: Evidence from Mali (ESOC Working Paper No. 20). Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. http://esoc.princeton.edu/wp20. Read here. Background & Theory There is a lot of evidence available which suggests that peacekeeping is effective, but little is known about why it works. This study focuses...

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Improving intercultural or interdemographic relationships is a critical endeavor for society, especially as the world has become more connected and increasingly diverse over the last century. So, how can we improve intercultural relationships? How can we begin to open our hearts to one another regardless of our socio-cultural differences, backgrounds and beliefs?  Instead of focusing...

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