ERIC Number: ED032608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
A Theory of Self Other Orientation and Interpersonal Conflict. A Technical Report.
Ziller, Robert C.
A social psychological theory of self-other orientation provides the basis of a theory of interpersonal conflict and aggression. It is assumed that conflict devolves to aggression toward self or other under conditions of reduction in self esteem and social interest, and the development of an unchanging self-centered theory of behavior. Principles of conflict control are discussed in relation to group characteristics (open-closed groups, presence of a third person, problem-solving norms, and power differential between members), communication processes (formal-informal communication, verbal-nonverbal communication, and timing), and the complexity of task demands. (Author)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Theories, Communication (Thought Transfer), Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics, Self Esteem, Social Psychology, Social Relations
Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (Mimeo-- $0.25 per Copy).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.