Category: Psychological

Study Finds High-testosterone People Feel Rewarded By Others’ Anger author.

Study Finds High-testosterone People Feel Rewarded By Others’ Anger

Science Daily, reporting on a U-Michigan press release, May 12: "Most people don't appreciate an angry look, but a new...

By Colin Rule
All the Mediation Emotions from A to A author.

All the Mediation Emotions from A to A

Amy Lieberman, executive director of Insight Employment Mediation in Scottsdale, Arizona, recently published an intriguing article in the AAA Dispute...

By Victoria Pynchon
The Art of Disagreement author.

The Art of Disagreement

Most of us would likely say that we do not care to be around disagreeable people. This choice of behavior...

By Dale Eilerman
Perspective Taking author.

Perspective Taking

The first element of effective Perspective Taking is understanding the content of how situation a looks from the other’s point...

By Craig Runde, Tim Flanagan

Rapid Transition from Reptilian Brain to Neo-Cortex or Mediation – Laughter is the Best Medicine

My spouse and I will soon divorce I have a sinking feeling, She's found another who suits her more my...

By Cate Bozarth

Viktor Frankl’s Forgiveness

First published on www.omedia.org, republished with permission. Austrian Jewish author and psychiatrist Professor Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) was a Holocaust survivor....

By Uri Paz

Deceiving Others

Can you see if someone is telling a lie or telling the truth? Trustworthiness and honesty are two central factors...

By Manie Spoelstra
Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 1 of 6) author.

Where Settlements Cannot Go – Towards a Praxis of Reconciliation in Group Conflicts (Part 1 of 6)

Links to the entire series Part 2 of 6 Part 3 of 6 Part 4 of 6 Part 5 of...

By Darrell Puls
Beyond Reason: A Framework For Use Of Emotions In Negotiation & Mediation (Book Review) author.

Beyond Reason: A Framework For Use Of Emotions In Negotiation & Mediation (Book Review)

This book by Roger Fisher and Dan Shapiro shows the versatility and brilliance of the Harvard Negotiation Project. After decades...

By Jon Linden
Mediating In Your Own Backyard:  Family Mediation Without Divorce author.

Mediating In Your Own Backyard: Family Mediation Without Divorce

Summertime can be trying when you’ve got a house full of teenagers at home, and this summer, mine was no...

By Jan Frankel Schau
Use of the Myers-Briggs Conflict Pairs in Assessing Conflict author.

Use of the Myers-Briggs Conflict Pairs in Assessing Conflict

The ability to recognize conflict triggers, understand interpersonal dynamics, and determine how to intervene in a conflict is essential in...

By Dale Eilerman
EQ vs IQ: Do Attorneys & Mediators need Emotional Intelligence? author.

EQ vs IQ: Do Attorneys & Mediators need Emotional Intelligence?

The story made headlines around the world last year. Crisis deepens as apology plea rebuffed. Relations between China and Japan...

By David Bogan
Apology: More Power Than We Think author.

Apology: More Power Than We Think

Jeff Kichaven offers some interesting observations regarding apology in litigation mediation (“Apology in Mediation: Sorry to Say, It’s Much Overrated...

By Darrell Puls
The Heart As An Organ Of Perception author.

The Heart As An Organ Of Perception

Does a mediator need a heart? That depends on what you think a heart is for. Around the time the...

By Charles B. Parselle
Qualities of a Good Mediator and the Lessons New Mediators Learn author.

Qualities of a Good Mediator and the Lessons New Mediators Learn

First published: ST. LOUIS LAWYER, August 7, 2002, at 10A." In mid-June, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law held...

By Paula M. Young Young
Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators author.

Your Brother’s Keeper:An Ethic Of Compassion For Mediators

Most individuals find themselves intrigued at some emotional or intellectual level by stories that offer insight about a particular aspect...

By William Scott Harralson, J.D.
On Sex And Negotiation:  An Editorial author.

On Sex And Negotiation: An Editorial

There are only a few activities that fit the description of being core and fundamental to human survival and procreation....

By Robert Benjamin
The Authenticity Requirement And The Necessity For Deception In Negotiation: The Paradox author.

The Authenticity Requirement And The Necessity For Deception In Negotiation: The Paradox

“Authenticity is the greatest form of deception.” -The Usual Suspects The Usual Suspects (1995), is a movie of the film...

By Robert Benjamin
Barriers to Mediation Poll author.

Barriers to Mediation Poll

Eugene, Oregon March 5, 2002 What are the barriers to mediation? Based upon a Mediate.com poll, the greatest barriers to...

By Managing Editor
On Revenge author.

On Revenge

Catching Our Breath As we come up for air from the relentless radio and television coverage that keeps us connected...

By Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin

The Mythology of Mediation: Conflict Resolution and Blind Justice

A friend of mine who is a mediator in Oakland, California, recently suggested that I write about the mythology of...

By Adrian Strong

Cognitive Dissonance: A Spiritual Perspective

The Nature of Dissonance Cognitive dissonance has been described by Tunbridge and Ashworth (1996) who (cited Sears et. al., 1985:50)...

By Barbara Stuart
The Dirty Dozen Of Communication author.

The Dirty Dozen Of Communication

1. ORDERING, DIRECTING, COMMANDING Telling the person to do something; giving the person an order or command. "You must...," "You...

By Department of Veteran Afffairs VA
The Role Of The Peacemaker: Adaptive Versus Technical Work author.

The Role Of The Peacemaker: Adaptive Versus Technical Work

People often wonder what a peacemaker does. Is it mediation, or is it something different? What distinguishes peacemaking from other...

By Douglas Noll
Removing The Masks In Mediation author.

Removing The Masks In Mediation

Most people in conflict strike a variety of poses or "acts." These melodramatic affectations are highly effective in capturing other...

By Kenneth Cloke
Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda (Book Review) author.

Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda (Book Review)

Paul Wahrhaftig provides a review of Richard Salem's Witness to Genocide: The Children of Rwanda: Evode Kozamoko, a social worker,...

By Paul Wahrhaftig
Belgrade Combating Fear Project author.

Belgrade Combating Fear Project

Project MOST, of the Centre for Anti-War Action, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, has been active in helping citizens overcome the trauma...

By Paul Wahrhaftig
Mediation: A Process To Regain Control of Your Life author.

Mediation: A Process To Regain Control of Your Life

Are you weary of trying to solve the pressing conflicts in your life through long drawn out legal battles? Does...

By Nathan Davidovich
From Hatred And Blame To Compassion And Resolution author.

From Hatred And Blame To Compassion And Resolution

This article appeared in the January/February 1997 issue of The California Therapist. It is reprinted with permission of the California...

By Jack Hamilton
Gender, Conflict and Conflict Resolution author.

Gender, Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Gender affects and indeed permeates, conflict dynamics at the societal and individual level. Understanding the role of gender in conflict...

By Juliana Birkhoff

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