The first lesson introduces students to the concept of conflict, helps them consider that conflict is a normal part of life and does not have to lead to violence, and asks them to consider examples of conflict in their own lives. In the second lesson, students practice coming up with win-win solutions to conflict.

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to give an accurate definition of conflict.

Students will recall and describe conflicts they have experienced.

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This Likert-scale version of the TSI is intended for use as a research instrument to track changes in thinking skills over time.

Morton Deutsch continues his discussion of what makes people be competitive or cooperative, and describes the results of those choices.

Win-win, win-lose, and lose-lose are game theory terms that refer to the possible outcomes of a game or dispute involving two sides, and more importantly, how each side perceives their outcome relative to their standing before the game. For example, a "win" results when the outcome of a negotiation is better than expected, a "loss" when the outcome is worse than expected. Two people may receive the same outcome in measurable terms, say $10, but for one side that may be a loss, while for the other it is a win. In other words, expectations determine one''s perception of any given result.

To put any set of tools in context, they must generally support one of three generic objectives that groups are brought together to accomplish. These three objectives are to determine:

... Situation assessment, description of current reality, and identification of the core problem or conflict and assumptions that sustain it -- diagnosis