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Write a 3-5 page blog post titled “Conflict and Power” that explains how individual perceptions of power can create conflict situations between law enforcement and members of a community. Use the relational theory of power to explain how perceptions affect the ability to resolve conflict. Then, identify a conflict resolution strategy and predict the outcome.
These resources will help you successfully complete this assessment. As you review them, you may also want to consider the following questions:
- How does gender relate to power dynamics in conflict?
- Do you think that men and women perceive power differently in conflict situations? If so, in what ways?
- Can perceptions of power contribute to conflict, or help resolve conflict?
- Walden, A. L., Javdani, S., & Allen, N. E. (2014). Engaging conflict: Supporting power-sharing through constructive conflict resolution. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(7), 854–868.
- Hocker, J. L., & Wilmot, W. W. (2018). Interpersonal conflict (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.
- Chapters 4 and 6.
- Coleman, P., Deutsch, M., & Marcus, C. (Eds.). (2014). The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Chapters 6, 12, 17, 22, and 25.