ERIC Number: ED059508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Strategies and Procedures for the Resolution of Value Conflicts.
A new approach to the development of strategies and procedures for rational resolution of value conflicts is described and illustrated. Strategies are based on 6 tasks for meeting the standards for a rational value judgment discussed by Jerrold Coombs (1971). The 6 tasks involve reducing differences in each of the following: the interpretation of the value issue, the purported facts assembled, the assessed truth of purported facts, the relevance of facts, tentative value judgments, and testing the acceptability of value principles. Procedures are formulated on the basis of 3 sets of principles: logical, such as analyzing value conflict into its logical components; procedural, such as organizing sources of conflict according to the kind of logical component and how they contribute to the complexity of the conflict; and psychological, such as breaking larger conflicts into smaller conflicts and resolving smaller conflicts first. In tests of both the approach to strategies and the procedure, results were as follows: (1) behavior on the 6 tasks followed a complex pattern, rather than occuring in a simple logical order; (2) participants discussed a variety of alternative plans, rather than just the initial plans on which there was conflict; and (3) the emphasis on moral and economic concerns was changed somewhat. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Note: Paper presented at Rocky Mountain Psychological Association convention, Denver, Colo., May 12-15, 1971