HDFS 2300 - Conflict - Ch. #2 Notes

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HDFS 2300 - Conflict - Ch. #2 Notes

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CONFLICTDEFINITION OF CONFLICT:Tension between family members that result from competing goals or strategies.Signals a need for readjustment of the patterns of interaction.Why is conflict so problematic?Complicates homeostasis in family.Results in an imbalanced power struggle.Occurs regardless of location: public vs. private - provokes judgment and negativity.Johnson's Interpersonal Conflict Strategies1. The Turtle (Withdrawing): Goals? Relationship?Withdraw into their shells to avoid conflict.Uncomfortable; vulnerable.Sacrifice both their personal goals and relationships.Evade issues over which conflict is occurring and from the people they are in conflict with.Believe that it is hopeless to try to resolve conflicts; helplessness; withdraw physically and emotionally.2. The Shark (Forcing): Goals? Relationship?Try to overpower opponents by coercing partner to

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