Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Dealing with Conflict Situations

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION Conflict is a pervasive aspect of human existence. This workshop will introduce participants to the psychological underpinnings of conflict that are rooted in human evolution and will provide candidates with a skill-set to identify, understand and negotiate conflict situations. Through recreating a series of landmark psychological experiments, participants will experience natural occurrences of conflict. They will then be able to observe and try out different conflict resolution strategies in an attempt to overcome a relational impasse. Participants will also be provided with the opportunity to evaluate strategies in light of the fact that conflict manifests itself in situations involving competing interests.


By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should have:

- acquired skills to identify conflict situations from the start;
- developed an understanding of how positioning may help de-escalate or aggravate a situation of conflict;
- attained reflective skills for negotiating solutions;
- tried out different techniques to overcome an impasse.

ADDITIONAL NOTES The workshop will be delivered online.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ AE - Date: 19 Nov 2020; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Gordon Sammut

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