Category Archives: Interpersonal Relationships

Conflict As A Process

Conflict is something that affects all of us. It’s exhausting to deal with and the source of many of our problems. Alberts (2009) explains that although conflict is uncomfortable it can be valuable. Understanding how and why it occurs in our many relationships can give us insights into ourselves and the nature of those relationships, as well as into the strategies and tactics for surviving conflict and, perhaps, turning conflict into a fruitful endeavor. This seems impossible most of the time. However, if you consider that conflict is a process it might help you. Alberts suggests that there are five stages: discussion, polarization, segregation, survival and power. When you’re in a conflict, so things down a bit and let the process unfold at a natural pace. Develop your awareness of what is going on around you and what is happening to you. Guide the confict with it’s many emotional twists and turns as a process. In that way the potential remains open to a positive outcome.


The Function of the Conscious Mind


Work and Motivation

Motivation and Work


LearningIntrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

Learning Cycle

Reading your text and class lectures are designed to cause you to stop and reflect. As you you reflect and consider the information we are studying you should start to interpret what this means to you and your world. As you understand the meaning of information you can then start to make application of that meaning to your life. This is the process referred to in class as the learning cycle and its process of THINK, FEEL, BEHAVE.