Interpersonal Conflict in African American Culture Name Institution Interpersonal Conflict in African American Culture Culture plays a vital role in mediating cultural issues. According to the research African American has robust cultural beliefs that help in the dispute resolution (Brigg 2003). A culture uses traditional conflict system. Interpersonal conflict occurs when an individual frustrates the other party in such a manner that he or she fail to achieve the goal. In most of the cases people who involve in interpersonal conflicts scramble for scarce resources or have different perception about a particular matter. Therefore an individual struggles to defend his or her interest to achieve the goal. African American culture spells out the traditional ways of solving interpersonal conflicts. In this case the solve the dispute. Some of the interpersonal conflicts that exist in Africa America include divorce and scramble for resources. The two main methods of solving conflict in Africa Americans include mediation and negotiation (Kirkwood 2011). The elders of the community take the responsibility of understanding the differences that exist in the community. After that the traditional leaders provide the solutions and measures which reduce disputes in the society. References Brigg M. (2003). Mediation power and cultural difference. Conflict Resolution Quarterly 20(3) 287-306. doi:10.1002/crq.26 Cakar U. (2012). The Role of Ethics on Conflict Handling Styles: A scenario Based Study. Turkish Journal of Business Ethics 5(10). Kirkwood T. (2011). Book Reviews: Conflict resolution in the 21st century: Principles methods and approaches. African Journal on Conflict Resolution 11(2). doi:10.4314/ajcr.v11i2.69837 [...]
In a total of 750-1,000 words, explain how someone from the culture you have been studying is likely to handle interpersonal conflict (according to cultural conflict ethics). Create a hypothetical conflict or describe a recent conflict situation in which an individual or group from the culture you have been studying was involved. Be sure to write out the details of the conflict as communicated by the source of the story and give a consultation for how to resolve/manage the conflict. Based on your research in intercultural conflict and the conflict ethics/styles of the cultural group, explain why the conflict arose. Explain how the ethics or expression of conflict was influenced by the individuals’ culture/worldview. Write out a consultation outlining what the communicators in the conflict scenario need to know, or do, to best handle the conflict. Also include one recommendation that comes from the Christian Worldview, or scripture. Be specific in your recommendations and justify them with scholarly evidence (when you justify, explain what ethical considerations should be taken into account when handling the situation described in the case study). Two academic sources are required for the consultation. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.