Conflict Management Week 5
Conflict Management Week 5 SPCM 436
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel Vigil on Friday September 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SPCM 436 at Colorado State University taught by Veliquette, Abigail J in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views.
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Date Created: 09/30/16
Week 5: Expressive Writing (Un)forgiveness Relational Transgression o Violating an implicit or explicit rule in a personal or social relationship Can develop in to unforgiveness o Holding grudges and ruminating about offenses o As motivational responses to a relational transgression Forgiveness o A motivational transformation that inclines people to inhibit relationship-destructive responses to behave constructively towards someone who has behaved destructively toward them o Plays a role In commitment and longevity of relationships Mitigating the harmful effects associated with living in unforgiveness Benefits both the victim and the offender (should the offense happen in a close relationship) Psychological/Communicative antecedents o Cognition Tendency to ruminate Characterized by recurrent, thematic thinking about the self-prompted by threats of losses and injustices to self o Affect Empathy (differences with compassion), perspective taking o Constraints Relational satisfaction Religiosity Social Desirability Expressive Writing o (Dis)inhibition- venting, catharsis o Self-regulation- framing an experience in such ways that produce positive emotion Expressive Writing to cope with hate speech o In response to discrimination o Unresolved/undisclosed feelings are mentally and physically toxic. Less resilient to disease. Risk for cardiovascular illness and disease, coronary heart disease and hypertension o Benefits-sense of closure, ability to move forward, mastery and control over life events and future goals o Disinhibition produced more pronounced effects, in encouraging adaptive physiological stress responses, because it affords victims an opportunity to release unresolved emotion and is a cathartic effect.
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