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12 Cards in this Set

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Attributions During Conflict
1. more active during conflict
2. Benign view of own stance (our side is good and we have excuses for our own bad behavior)
3. attributional conflict may arise, conflict over motives WHY they did it, not what they did
Demand/ Withdrawal Patterns
one partner apporaches the other about a problem
60% women demand/men withdraw
40% men demand/ women withdraw
10% Equal response

We demand or withdraw because of CONFLICT-STRUCTURE HYPOTHESIS: one partner's goals involve cooperation from the other
Response Categories: How one gets around Demand/Withdraw Patterns
exit: actively destructive (threats, hitting)

voice: consttuctively discussing or addressing a problem

loyalty: waiting for conditions to imporvoe, defending partner

neglect: avoiding critical issues, nagging partner
Violence in Relationships
Violence – an act carried out with the intention of, or an act perceived as having the intention of, physically hurting another person.

Conflict tactics scale
ranges from 1: threw something
To 8: used gun or knife
Avoideing Fights
tend to not have specific strategies for resolving conflicts, hoping that with the passage of time, thinkgs will work out.
Conflict wiht Age
*adolescence is a time of marked parent-child conflict, declines with age.
*Conflict in mid-adolescnnce is more heated than it is in earler adolescnece.
Types of Conflict
extreme expressiveness and involvement

begin conflict discussions by trying to persuade one another
calmer more relaxed discussions in which they arppear to be working together on a problem

take stock at the beginning of their discussions before trying to persuade one antoher
tend to not have specific strategies for resolving conflicts, hope things will be solved with the passage of time
discussions are marked by negativity engage in behaviors such as criticism, contempt, defensiveness, withdrawal and flooding
Who Uses Violence? With what effects?
occurs across generations <parents and children> along within generations <spouses as well as siblings>