Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Conflict Resolution and University Honors

Department

Conflict Resolution

First Advisor

Rachel Cunliffe

Subjects

Conflict management

DOI

10.15760/honors.262

Abstract

Beyond resolutions and agreements, there is a deeper level of internal and relational transformation which some conflict processes seek to bring forth. The purpose of this paper is to examine three models of transformation, how it occurs, and how to facilitate it; and to seek common themes and patterns between these models. With these themes identified and illuminated by insights from psychology, philosophy, and interpersonal neurobiology, I offer a synthesized hypothesis of transformation and recommendations for facilitation. Finally, I address future directions for study, particularly in the intersection of trauma, interpersonal neurobiology, contemplative psychology, and conflict transformation.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17331

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