A new appraisal-based framework underlying hope in conflict resolution


Hope is a positive emotion that plays a pivotal role in intractable conflicts and conflict resolution processes by inducing conciliatory attitudes for peace. As a catalyser for conflict resolution, it is important to further understand hope in such contexts. In this paper we present a novel framework for understanding hope in contexts of intergroup conflict. Utilizing appraisal theory of emotions and heavily relying on the implicit theories framework, we describe three targets upon which hope appraisals focus in intractable conflict - the conflict, the outgroup, and the ingroup. Next, we describe the importance of developing ways to experimentally induce hope, and utilize the appraisal-target framework to describe and classify existing and potential interventions for inducing hope in intractable conflict resolution.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073916670023
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: appraisals,emotions in conflict,hope,intergroup relations,Social Psychology,Experimental and Cognitive Psychology,Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
Publication ISSN: 1754-0747
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-07
Published Online Date: 2017-06-15
Accepted Date: 2016-06-26
Authors: Cohen-Chen, Smadar
Crisp, Richard
Halperin, Eran



Version: Accepted Version

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