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Summary of: Stewart, B. D., Gulzaib, F., & Morris, D. S. M. (2019). Bridging political divides: Perceived threat and uncertainty avoidance help explain the relationship between political ideology and immigrant attitudes within diverse intergroup contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(1236), 1-18. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01236 Background & Theory This article explores the divide in politics, specifically between liberals...

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Summary of: Meissner, F., Grigutsch, L.A., Koranyi, N., Müller, F., & Rothermund, K. (2019). Predicting behavior with implicit measures: Disillusioning findings, reasonable explanations, and sophisticated solutions. Frontiers in Psychology, 10. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02483 Background & Theory: The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is commonly utilized by educators and researchers worldwide to make salient the presence of subconscious implicit...

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Summary of: Welsh, N.A. (2021). Introduction to symposium on “ADR’s place in navigating a polarized era.” 35 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol., 581. https://scholarship.law.tamu.edu/facscholar/1449 Background & Theory This article introduces a Symposium related to Alternative Dispute Resolution’s (ADR) role in an increasingly polarized time. The article begins with the idea that the United States is...

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Summary of: Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., Lishner, D. A., Otradovec, A. C., Frankowski, S., Bowers, H. R., Wierzba, B. L., & Malcore, M. (2020). Group-level perspective-taking effects on injustice standards and empathic concern when the victims are categorized as outgroup versus ingroup. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 42(5), 305-323. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973533.2020.1768096 Background & Theory...

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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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You just landed your big promotion and finally have the leadership role you’ve always wanted. But you soon discover an unexpected responsibility: mediating disputes between employees. This is a tool that’s an important addition to any leader’s toolbox, even if it’s not exactly the most fun part of the job. Mediating Disputes Between Employees In...

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Summary of: Kundi, Y.M. & Badar, K. (2021). Interpersonal conflict and counterproductive work behavior: The moderating roles of emotional intelligence and gender. International Journal of Conflict Management. https//doi.org/10.1108/IJCMA-10-2020-0179 Background & Theory: Many studies have been completed on the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace. However, not as much research has focused on the intersection...

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Summary of: Chowdhury, S. M. (2021). The economics of identity and conflict. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.613 Background & Theory This article reviews various studies and information available as it pertains to conflict and identity, and looks at how these are connected and what research has provided us about these areas, and...

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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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