This Is Your Brain on Conflict: The Problem of Polarized Communication

By Amy Eilberg

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, April 2012

When stuck in the midst of entrenched conflict, combatants in discord - be it familial, communal, or international - tend to think that their dispute is uniquely intractable. From a communications perspective, however, certain patterns of polarized communication are common to virtually all cases of chronic conflict. The first stage in transforming dysfunctional conflict interaction is to recognize the common characteristics of such discourse.

Topic: Relationships, Conflict Resolution

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.689

Page Number(s): 10--11

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Eilberg, Amy. This Is Your Brain on Conflict: The Problem of Polarized Communication. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. April 2012: 10--11.


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