Psychology of Conflict and Communication
- Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of the psychology of conflict communication and its intersection with dispute resolution and lawyering through participation in role playing, simulations, and other skills-based learning exercises.
- Assess professional obligations, in part, by preparing simulation response papers in which students explore reflective professionalism, which includes fostering self-awareness, exploring a paradigm for giving and receiving feedback, and developing a language for critique of their own professional performance.
- Appraise their own approach to conflict, and improve their ability as a problem solver and human being to resolve conflicts through participation in skill-based learning exercises and preparation of simulation response and research papers.
- Identify personality styles, choose appropriate intervention techniques, and maintain ethical principles while dealing with difficult people professionally and personally through participation in skill-based learning exercises and preparation of simulation response and research papers. Students will identify conflicts in communication, analyze and evaluate the communication competency of conflict participants, and analyze communication theories.