Complexity Management Theory: Motivation for Ideological Rigidity and Social Conflict

  title={Complexity Management Theory: Motivation for Ideological Rigidity and Social Conflict},
  author={Jordan B. Peterson and Joseph L. Flanders},
Get Complicated: The Effects of Complexity on Conversations over Potentially Intractable Moral Conflicts
Conflicts over important moral differences can divide communities and trap people in destructive spirals of enmity that become intractable. But these conflicts can also be managed constructively. Two
Lay Theories of Personality: Cornerstones of Meaning in Social Cognition
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Theory of Motivated Cue-Integration and COVID-19: Between Interoception, Somatization, and Radicalization
  • I. Shalev
  • Psychology
    Frontiers in Psychiatry
  • 2021
The theory of Motivated Cue-Integration (MCI) is a novel theory of self-regulation that provides a new perspective on the effect of COVID-19 onSelf-regulation deficiency as an example of psychological distress and claims that the mentalization of the relationship between interoceptive cues, exteroception cues, goals, and psychological needs of the person, as well as the improvement of confidence in epistemic authority, can promote adaptive self- regulation.
The Uncertainty Paradox: Perceived Threat Moderates the Effect of Uncertainty on Political Tolerance
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The Informative Process Model as a New Intervention for Attitude Change in Intractable Conflicts: Theory and Empirical Evidence
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Despite internationally recognized definitions, there remains debate over what constitutes ‘actual’ degradation in various agro-pastoral contexts. This contention is especially pronounced in


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Daniel Goldhagen re-visits a question which history has treated as settled, and his research leads him to the inescapble conclusion that none of the answers holds true. That question is: How could
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The Nature and Destiny of Man issues a vigorous challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible, particularly the Hebraic tradition. The growth, corruption, and
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THIs conference has been convened to consider the topic of humanism in psychology. But I am not sure I have a very clear idea of what humanism is. Ostensibly it has something to do with man, though I
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"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines,
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In this article, we use terror management theory to address the question of why people are motivated to achieve a variety of specific psychological endstates. We argue that the most basic of all
The Theology of the Early Greek Philosophers: The Gifford Lectures, 1936
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The hypothesis that mortality salience motivates aggression against worldview-threatening others was tested and it was found that derogation and aggression are two alternative modes of responding to MS that serve the same psychological function.