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Emotions in conflicts: understanding emotional processes sheds light on the nature and potential resolution of intractable conflicts

Halperin, E.; Tagar, M.R.

Current Opinion in Psychology 17: 94-98

2017


ISSN/ISBN: 2352-2518
PMID: 28950981
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.06.017
Accession: 059677435

In recent years, researchers have been making substantial advances in understanding the central role of emotions in intractable conflict. We now know that discrete emotions uniquely shape policy preferences in conflict through their unique emotional goals and action tendencies in all stages of conflict including conflict management, conflict resolution and reconciliation. Drawing on this understanding, recent research also points to emotion regulation as a path to reduce conflict and advance peace, exploring both direct and indirect strategies of emotion regulation.

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