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Mediation Foundations

After reading the article explain your insights and understanding on the following questions:

1. What are the major points of the author's pillars of mediation theory?

2. Is it possible to have a "one size fits all" theory, or is it just different wording?

3. What are the most practical points, YOU derived from this article?

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1. What are the major points of the author's pillars of mediation theory?

a) Conflict goals: A way of analyzing conflict goals is to use CRIP (content, relationship, identity, and process). Content goals are the goals of compensation for which parties claim from each other. Although most conflict goals pertain to payment or compensation, sometimes relationship goals also come in place where parties seek relief and justice from some injustices that they feel are being imposed on them. Other goals concern identity goals where a party's self-esteem has been threatened and this goal is powerful because when a person's psychological existence is being threatened, the deeper the challenge to his/her self-esteem. Process goals involve the way parties want to use to deal with conflict. Problem arises when the parties prefer different conflict goals.
b) Level of conflict escalation: Conflict escalation involves five stages as the psychological process aggravates from one step to another higher step. As the conflict escalates, the parties show behavior moving backward based upon the stages of emotional development. Each step has its own characteristics. In the first stage, parties cooperate to arrive at an objective solution. Next, the parties fluctuate and hesitate if they are going to ...

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Article analysis on the author's pillars of mediation theory. References are included.

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