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Throughout your life—at school, work, or socially—you have undoubtedly participated on a team. Without naming names, describe the “worst team member I have ever worked with.” Based on what you have learned in this chapter (Conflict, Page 94-96), identify the key conditions/factors of the issue, and present your preferred resolution.

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Conflict

Tara Thompson

University of Arizona

Professor: Janessa Gerling

August 16, 2021

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

I. INTRODUCTION

A. Conflict arises from disagreements and differences

1. People may disagree over their desires, values, perceptions, ideas, and

motivations

2. People disagree when they feel the need to feel respected, valued, secure, or a

need for greater closeness

B. The conflict in this case involves a custody battle over my five-year-old son

II. WHY DOES CONFLICT OCCUR

A. In the custody of 5-year-old, conflict occurs due to fear, miscommunication,

misunderstanding, selfishness, force, pride, personality differences, authority, lack

of cooperation and competition.

III. CLIMATE IN CONFLICT SITUATION

A. Power abuse

1) It is the ability to influence or control people or events

2) It may be derived from laws, political positions, and structures

3) It can be done through verbal and non-verbal messages intended to dominate

and control people

B. Threat of competition

1) It is characterized by forcing one’s decision on other people

2) It occurs where the situation is either a win or a loss for both parties

3) It is accompanied by abusive beh avior, ravages, power plays and negative

attitudes

C. Threat of distrust

1) It takes place when one party lacks confidence or is wary of the other

2) It contributes to an unhealthy climate when one’s actions are not consistent with

their promises

D. Defensive behavior

1) Defensiveness happens when one exhibits aspects of blame and superiority

2) These behaviors are related to feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, uncertainty,

or fear

IV. STRESS AND ANGER

A. Child custody battles

1) People in this situation struggle to keep positive

2) This situation involves a lot of emotions

3) In most cases, parents are unable to agree, and judges often determine such

cases

B. Things that can help someone stay positive

1) Being involved with the child’s school matters

2) Supporting your child

3) Taking photographs

4) Set boundaries for your child and enforce them

5) Take care of your child

V. MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

A. Mediation

1) Many people report being satisfied with this process

2) Approach it with an open mind and be ready to listen

3) Stubborn and uncompromising parents believe there is only one solution to

visitation and custody

4) Being open-minded helps parents brainstorm on the best solution for them and

the children involved

5) One should not come with only one option

6) Understand the impact of the conflict on your child

7) Listen to your mediator’s advice and critique it

B. Arbitration

1. If mediation fails to find a solution, the next option is arbitration

VI. THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF CONFLICT

A. Negative effects

1) It puts kids at more risk of wellbeing and mental health problems, learning

problems, substance abuse, negative peer relationships and physical health

problems

2) Long term effects like; poor academic levels, depression, anxiety, increased

interpersonal violence and poor chances of a future relationship.

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