Study finds intractable conflicts stem from misunderstanding of motivation

We sometimes wonder why Israelis and Palestinians are so entrenched in their inability to reach a solution to the crisis in the Mideast, or why Republican and Democrats engaging in verbal vitriol never seem to agree on anything. New research suggests a concept known as motive attribution asymmetry — one group’s belief that their rivals are motivated by emotions opposite to their own — may be the defining cause of these intractable conflicts. —> Read More Here


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