Understanding the Avoiding Conflict Style

Avoiding Conflict Style

We deal with conflict daily and we encounter the avoiding conflict style daily. From workplace conflicts to family issues, conflicts, and conflict resolution are a large part of our daily life. When in the middle of conflict, the parties involved will often be working toward a mutually beneficial outcome and attempt to build mutual respect, …

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Selective Perception: A Comprehensive Analysis

Selective Perception

The selective perception theory is that we will ignore stimuli that do not align with our existing beliefs or attitudes to focus on the ones that do. Selective perception is not inherently a bad practice, but over-reliance on it can lead to cognitive dissonance and a warped understanding of reality. When we are in situations …

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Understanding the Fraud Triangle: A Deep Dive

Fraud Triangle

Developed by criminologist Donald Cressey, the Fraud Triangle provides a framework to understand the factors that lead individuals to commit fraudulent acts.  In the world of forensic accounting and criminology, one theory stands out as a reliable tool for understanding why people commit fraud. It’s known as the Fraud Triangle. Whether it is occupational fraud …

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Intractable Conflicts: A Detailed Analysis

intractable Conflict

When conflicts last between parties and it seems like there are no options to move past, it may be time to move beyond intractability and find creative solutions to solve the conflict and restore some of the relationships between the parties.  Intractable conflicts involve a variety of issues, but their common characteristic is the resistance …

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Scapegoat Theory: The Role of Prejudice

Scapegoat Theory

When blame is arbitrarily placed on a group, social psychology refers to this as the scapegoat theory or scapegoating. Throughout history, there have been examples of prejudice that has caused harm to targeted groups.  Scapegoating serves to remove the blame from oneself or society in general and place it on a more acceptable target in …

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Central Route Persuasion: The Art of Influence

Central route persuasion

Among persuasions many forms, the central route to persuasion stands out for its focus on logic, facts, and arguments. Persuasion is an art that has been practiced since the dawn of human communication. This blog post will delve into the fascinating topic of central route persuasion, exploring its definition, characteristics, advantages, and some common examples. What …

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Unraveling the Power of Peripheral Route Persuasion

Peripheral Route Persuasion

The peripheral route persuasion is an indirect route or way someone can be persuaded. Persuasion is an integral part of our daily lives, whether it’s in advertising, politics, or personal relationships. There are two primary routes to persuasion: the central route and the peripheral route. Today, we will delve into the intricacies of peripheral route …

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Siege Mentality: An In-Depth Look

Siege Mentality

The siege mentality has become more apparent and more discussed as of late with the current political climate in the United States and many other countries. Understanding what siege mentality is, what causes siege mentality, and its effects on a personal and societal level can be beneficial for anyone trying to navigate life as we …

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