Summary of "The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice"

Summary of

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice

By Morton Deutsch and Peter T. Coleman

Summary written by Conflict Research Consortium Staff

Citation: Morton Deutsch and Peter T. Coleman, eds., The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice(San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000).

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution offers a comprehensive, contemporary overview of the field of conflict resolution, emphasizing constructive management of conflicts and the search for win-win solutions. The text is designed to be both informative to professionals and accessible to newcomers to the field. Chapters are contributed by leading scholars in the field, and cover a wide range of issues, both theoretical and practical. The twenty-seven chapters of the Handbook are grouped by topic into eight Parts, with an Introduction by Morton Deutsch and a Concluding Overview by Peter Coleman. The Handbook also includes biographical sketches of the contributing authors and further reading lists for each chapter.

Part One: Interpersonal and Intergroup Processes

1. Cooperation and Competition, by Morton Deutsch
2. Justice and Conflict, by Morton Deutsch
3. Constructive Controversy: The Value of Intellectual Opposition, by David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, and Dean Tjosvold
4. Trust, Trust Development, and Trust Repair, by Roy J. Lewicki and Carolyn Wiethoff
5. Power and Conflict, by Peter T. Coleman
6. Communication and Conflict, by Robert M. Krauss, Ezequiel Morsella
7. Persuasion in Negotiations and Conflict Situations, by Shelly L. Chaiken, Deborah H. Gruenfeld, and Charles M. Judd
8. Intergroup Conflict, by Ronald J. Fisher
9. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Conflict Resolution, by Eben A. Weitzman, Patricia Flynn Weitzman

Part Two: Intrapsychic Processes

10. Judgmental Biases in Conflict Resolution and How to Overcome Them, by Leigh Thompson and Janice Nadler
11. Anger and Retaliation in Conflict: The Role of Attribution, by Keith G. Allred
12. Self-Regulation in the Service of Conflict Resolution, by Walter Mischel, Aaron L. DeSmet

Part Three: Personal Differences

13. Process and Outcome Goal Orientations in Conflict Situations: The Importance of Framing, by Tal Y. Katz, and Caryn Block
14. Personality and Conflict, by Sandra V. Sandy, Susan K. Boardman, Morton Deutsch
15. The Development of Conflict Resolution Skills in Children: Preschool to Adolescence, by Sandra V. Sandy, Kathleen M. Cochran

Part Four: Creativity and Change

16. Creativity and Conflict Resolution: The Role of Point of View, by Howard E. Gruber
17. Some Guidelines for Developing a Creative Approach to Conflict, by Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
18. Change Processes and Conflict, by Eric C. Marcus
19. Learning Through Reflection, by Victoria J. Marsick, Alfonso Sauquet

Part Five: Difficult Conflicts

20. Aggression and Violence, by Susan Opotow
21. Intractable Conflict, by Peter T. Coleman

Part Six: Culture and Conflict

22. Culture and Conflict, by Paul Kimmel
23. Cooperative and Competitive Conflict in China, by Dean Tjosvold, Kwok Leung, David W. Johnson

Part Seven: Models and Practice

24. Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills in a Workshop, by Ellen Raider, Susan Coleman, Janet Gerson
25. Mediation, by Kenneth Kressel
26. Managing Conflict Through Large-Group Methods, by Barbara Benedict Bunker

Part Eight: Looking to the Future

27. A Framework for Thinking About Research on Conflict Resolution Training, by Morton Deutsch