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Summary of: Zhang, D. (2018). The rural-urban divide, intergroup relations, and social identity formation of rural migrant children in a Chinese urban school, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 27:1, 60-77, DOI: 10.1080/09620214.2017.1394204 Background & Theory With its foundation in social identity theory, this paper investigates identity formation amongst school children from a rural region...

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Summary of: Mohamed, R., El Badawy, T.A., & Magdy, M.M. (2020). The role of emotional intelligence in conflict management style adoption. International Journal of Business and Economics, 5(2), 9-23. Background & Theory: Many research studies have been conducted on the role of emotional intelligence in solving conflict. Likewise, many researchers have studied the effects of...

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Summary of: DeRose, P. (2020). An empirical analysis on improving organizational efficiency through conflict resolution and management. Contemporary Journal of Management, 1(1), 26-40. Background & Theory: A long history of research has shown the benefits conflict management can bring to organizations. In fact, many studies purport that conflict management strategies can improve overall organizational performance....

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Summary of: Bao, Y., Zhao, Y., Xiao, Z., Liang, F., Wang, W., & Li, B. (2020). Fusion of “you and me”: Cultural mixing promotes intergroup psychological compatibility. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 51(5), 353-369. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022120924129 Background & Theory This article examines how cultural mixing might influence intergroup relations, specifically by evaluating how people may feel connected to...

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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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Summary of: Rahal, R-M., & van Beest, I. (2020). Conflict and competition. Manuscript submitted for publication. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), Research encyclopedia of psychology in the real world Routledge. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ykj42 Background & Theory This article offers a review of the unique factors that contribute to both conflict and competition, and how competition might...

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Summary of: Lefort, B. (2020) Cartographies of encounters: Understanding conflict transformation through a collaborative exploration of youth spaces in Beirut. Political Geography, 76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102093 Background & Theory This paper looks at the critical ways in which spaces have been occupied in Beirut, post severe conflict. It uses a novel lens that shifts the focus from the understanding...

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Summary of: Yuan, W. “Conflict management among American and Chinese employees in multinational organizations in China” (2010). Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 17(3), 299-311. Background & Theory: Past studies have suggested that organizations in Western countries value competing or solution-driven methods of workplace conflict management. On the other hand, studies have argued that organizations...

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Summary of: Anastasiou, S. (2020). The Significant Effect of Leadership and Conflict Management on Job Satisfaction. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 9(6), 9-17. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2020-0107 Background & Theory: Past studies have indicated that leadership and conflict management both have an effect on employee job satisfaction. However, it is through leadership and conflict management style that make...

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Summary of: Kauff, M., Beneda, M., Paolini, S., Bilewicz, M., Kotzur, P., O’Donnell, A. W., Stevenson, C., Wagner, U., & Christ, O. (2020). How do we get people into contact? Predictors of intergroup contact and drivers of contact seeking. Journal of Social Issues, 1-26.  Background & Theory This article evaluates why intergroup contact occurs; while...

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