Know Thine Adversary: The Impact of Race on Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  title={Know Thine Adversary: The Impact of Race on Styles of Dealing with Conflict},
  author={M. Davidson},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Interpersonal conflict management is hampered by ignorance of the cultural norms that characterize an individual's racial group. Blacks' and Whites' conflict-coping preferences were examined in two studies using a scenario that manipulated an offender's race. In Study 1, Blacks, more than Whites, preferred more behaviorally expressive styles of dealing with conflict and eschewed more reserved tactics. Moreover, individuals were less confrontational with offenders of their same racial group. In… Expand
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