Category Archives: Neuro-science of conflict

Understanding how our brains work in conflict to allow better emotional and rational navigation of conflict

Dunning Kruger Effect and Recent Political Developments

Every day that passes seems to suggest that the Dunning-Kruger Effect is at work on an industrial scale, in both the US, with the Trump Presidency, and the UK over Brexit. But then I may be biased. I thought it … Continue reading

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Declining Conflict Handling Skills with Ageing

My late father always had a difficult strand, but it became worse with age, a higher proportion of whom he was, until in his 90s he could be very difficult to deal with, unable to meet his own interests in … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Creative People Liberal?

A good friend of mine asked me this question, and it got me thinking. Clearly not all liberals are creative, so I approached the question by wondering why conservatives aren’t more creative? 🙂 And of course as a liberal, I … Continue reading

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Curious: Ian Leslie

I am enjoying Ian Leslie’s fine book “Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on it”. And it got me thinking that actually being curious is profoundly important to any conflict handling: our curiosity about the conflicts … Continue reading

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Biases and Heuristics: Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky and Others

One of the key perspectives of this blog is that we need to get real about conflict situations and to do this we must know about blind spots in decision making, mostly because of the work of  collaborators Max Bazerman … Continue reading

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Best Books on Conflict

Several people have recently asked me for a bibliography of books that have helped shaped my view of how to handle conflict. Here are some of them and as you will see many of them are not directly about conflict, … Continue reading

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The Application of Daniel Kahneman’s Biases and Heuristics to Conflict

I have always found the work of Daniel Kahneman and his later collaborator Amos Tverksy very useful on the biases we show in facing reality and nowhere is this more useful than in conflict. You can read about their work … Continue reading

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