Tag: Psychological Needs

Understanding conflict in the Workplace

Summary of: Morelli, S. A., Torre, J. B., & Eisenberger, N. I. (2014). The neural bases of feeling understood and not understood. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(12), 1890-1896. Background & Theory This article focuses around how the brain and neural pathways function when individuals feel understood versus when they feel misunderstood. Studies have shown...

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...

Summary of: Azam, A., & Rehman, S. (2018). Assessing human needs theory: An approach to conflict resolution. The Nucleus, 55(3), 128-132. Retrieved from http://thenucleuspak.org.pk/index.php/Nucleus/article/view/404. Background & Theory This article explores the concept that while John Burton’s Human Needs Theory has laid the groundwork for understanding conflict causes, it is not all-encompassing. Additionally, while identifying causes...

Summary of: Sadaf, Q., Aziz, M., and Anjum, G., “Role of organizational culture in psychological needs satisfaction and work engagement” (2019). Business Review: (2019) 14(1), 1-16. Background & Theory: Past studies have established the precept that psychological needs play a large role in influencing employee perception of work. Specifically, these studies have suggested that employees...

Introduction November 8th, 2016 was a difficult day for at least half of the American people, while an incredibly triumphant day for the other half. In the days that followed, thousands of Americans would take to the streets to protest the election of whom they construed as a racist, misogynistic new president. Inevitably, this divide...

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