Psychological Barriers to Conflict Resolution

Lecture by Lee Ross, Professor Psychology at Stanford University and Co-Founder of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation

 Thursday, April 10, 2008
4:30 P.M. LPAC Cinema

Professor Ross will discuss a very basic process that leads people who disagree to make negative inferences and attributions about each other, and to see hostile bias in the media. He will draw upon empirical research and real world experiences at second-track diplomacy and inter-group dialogue in Northern Ireland and the Middle East, and discuss psychological barriers to conflict resolution and strategies for overcoming these barriers.