Conflict Resolution

From international wars to political arguments at the dinner table, conflict is an integral part of the human experience. Psychological scientists have uncovered a wealth of knowledge about the ways people turn these clashes into cooperation and acceptance.

  • APS Fellow Betsy Levy Paluck demonstrates how the influential power of social norms can be channeled toward the greater good. More

    Renewing the New Normal

    APS Fellow Betsy Levy Paluck demonstrates how the influential power of social norms can be channeled toward the greater good. More

  • A new study shows just how critical word choice becomes in softening long-standing conflicts — including geopolitical clashes More

    What is Grammar’s Role in Conflict?

    A new study shows just how critical word choice becomes in softening long-standing conflicts — including geopolitical clashes More

  • Simple comparative experiments reveal how shared intentionality and social coordination set humans apart from other primates, says APS Fellow Michael Tomasello. More

    Pulling Together

    Simple comparative experiments reveal how shared intentionality and social coordination set humans apart from other primates, says APS Fellow Michael Tomasello. More

  • Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups. More

    How to Get People to Care About Inequality

    Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups. More

  • A comprehensive report examines the psychological research on the factors that drive public trust and law-related behavior. More

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    Building Public Trust in the Police

    A comprehensive report examines the psychological research on the factors that drive public trust and law-related behavior. More

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