neuroscience of conflict and communication

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Part 1:

Identify a minimum of one main point/main idea that resonated with you from each TED talks and article. Explain the point(s) in your own words, and why you chose them. Make sure you also identify a point of resonance from all four readings/video.

a) The Neuroscience of Conflict


b) Neuroplasticity/Ted Talks


c) Americans Don't Need Reconciliation

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/...

d) The Dying Art of Disagreement

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/...


Part 2:

After considering the context in both Ted Talks and discussing the articles that have been assigned, consider the conventions of Audience and Tone in both F2F interpersonal communication as well as in writing.

What does audience and tone have to do with Emotional Intelligence? What kinds of things might you need to consider regarding audience, purpose, and tone when making your points as a writer, speaker, and thinker?


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Running head: TED TALKS

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Part 1

a)

The Neuroscience of Conflict
The concept of acknowledging people’s sacred values as the beginning of any

conflict resolution is the main point in the video and an aspect that I deeply resonate
with. Everyone has sacred values that they hold dearly and feel the obligation to
protect them. Feelings of exclusion in the society or any setting pose as a direct threat
to an individual’s sacred values and consequently the person responds with an
outrage. Thus, introducing inclusion of all individuals in governments and other
settings is an effective way of ending conflicts. I have personally experienced feelings
of exclusion especially in my high school and as identified in the video, this feeling is
very painful for anyone to handle. Hence, I also believe recognizing and respecting
other people’s values even though they differ from ours is the most effective way of
ending feelings of exclusion that are the primary causes of conflicts and violence.
b)

Neuroplasticity/Ted Talks
The central point in the video is the importance of our behaviors in shaping our

plastic brains. The role play...


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