Perceived Emotions During Conflict Jill Morris November 18, 2012 City University – SCI306 Health and Wellness Abstract I am evaluating the journal “Perceived Threat and Perceived Neglect: Couples’ Underlying Concerns During Conflict” by Keith Sanford. In this journal, Sanford’s studies assess the 2 primary types of distress that couples undergo during conflicts. “Perceived threat involves a perception that one’s partner is blaming and controlling the self. Perceived neglect involves a perception that one’s partner is failing to make desired contributions or investments.” (Sanford, 2010, p. 288) Couples were asked to examine an actual [Cliché: "actual" and "actually" are weak words whose meaning is nothing more than "in point of fact." They are often used as intensifiers but usually can be deleted with no change in meaning ] occasion of conflict in their personal relationship and rate their responses to different words to describe them self or their partner. The results recommend that an assessment of underlying concerns can supply vital information about how people’s aspects differ in conflicts. Perceived Emotions During Conflict Within any romantic relationship, conflicts inevitably occur. Sanford’s studies demonstrate that how people perceive their partner’s emotions during conflict considerably drives different types of reactions, thoughts and feelings. Sanford’s study found connections between different kinds of emotion, underlying concern, and perceived partner emotion. During a conflict, your underlying concern is your fundamental reason for feeling upset. It is the fuel that feeds the conflict. To resolve conflict, it is important for each partner to recognize their underlying concerns. Perceived Threat and Perceived Neglect “Perceived threat involves a perception that one’s partner is blaming and controlling the self. Perceived neglect involves a perception that one’s partner is failing to make desired contributions or investments.” (Sanford, 2010, p. 288) In cases of perceived threat, a person may be "more interested in receiving demonstrations of deference, expressions of appreciation and reductions in hostility." (p. 296) "Perceived threat and perceived neglect are especially important because they appear to be two fundamental types of concern that can be reliably measured, which are clearly distinct from each other, and which couples often experience during a conflict," Sanford writes. (p. 295) “When people have underlying concerns regarding a perceived threat or perceived neglect, they may be likely to engage in reflexive, emotionally charged behavior that, at least initially, serves to escalate conflict interaction.” (p.289) Sanford notes that concerns of perceived neglect may be "best resolved when a person receives an apology and then makes a decision to forgive. In contrast, a person concerned about a perceived threat may be more interested in receiving demonstrations of deference, expressions of appreciation, and reductions in hostility." (p. 296) Hard, Soft, and Flat Emotions Sanford identified three types of emotional responses that are [Writing suggestion: rewrite the sentence to remove "that are"] common during conflict: hard emotion, soft emotion, and flat emotion. Hard emotion is a selfish emotion that encompasses feelings of anger, contempt, and aggravation as well as other negative emotions associated with asserting power and control in a relationship.” (Maldonado, 2009, p. 2) Soft emotion is a “pro-social emotion” that includes feelings of sadness, hurt, and other negative emotions affiliated with vulnerability. (p. 2) Flat emotion is affiliated with “disengagement from a relationship” and includes apathy, boredom and disinterest. (Sanford, 2010, p. 289) Recognizing these three kinds of emotion in the midst of
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Conflict resolution is the process of resolving a dispute or a conflict by meeting at least some of each side’s needs and addressing their interests. Knowing how to manage and resolve conflict is essential for having a productive work life, and it is important for community and family life as well. We will discuss four different types of strategies within conflict management. Forcing, Avoiding, Compromising and Smoothing.
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Do You Understand Me
Dear Sara and Tim,
Let me start by first congratulating you on your engagement. Not many couples start out looking for advice on communication skills. Most wait until there is a conflict of some sort. My name is Teresa McDowell and I am a student at Ashford University. I have just completed a course in Interpersonal Communication and am going to discuss the importance of communication in your relationship per your request for advice…
Conflict management styles and effectiveness
The old saying “Where are people, there must be conflict” appears to be a true statement. It is impossible to function as a part of a social group without conflict. First of all it occurs because everyone is different and everyone tries to defend their views or beliefs. In general understanding, conflict is when two individuals as well as two or more groups, have realised that they cannot gratify their needs without changing the…
is effected by this conflict. The armed forces, the government officials, the tax payers, the family members of those at war, etc. make up a small portion of the list of individuals effected by this war.
I believe the ultimate reason Sacco chooses to write these serious stories in comic form is so that the audience forms a connection with the characters. The readers are able to put themselves in these people’s shoes when they tell their story, pushing you to feel emotions that you are not used…
execute the laws . This harmonious and ly balance of power among the individual states and between the state government and the federal government was not achieved overnight . There was a time when war was waged between different states because of perceived violations on their interest . According to Lieutenant General John B . Gordon
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Influence or dominance is usually shared and traded off in relationships no one is dominant all the time.
Relational Influence Principles- what predicts who has more dominance
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Emotion and Leadership defined
Northouse (2012) express the component common to nearly all classifications is that leadership is an influence process that assists groups of individuals toward goal attainment. Influences whether it’s a personal or professional can explain why leadership is vital for the attainment of goals. The start of the leadership experience is being perceived during the time the leader emerges within the organization.…
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