Author's School

University College

Author's Department/Program

International Affairs

Language

English (en)

Date of Award

January 2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Chair and Committee

Richard Harrison

Abstract

I argue that the material and strategic factors underlying the US-Iranian relationship do not add up to the actual level of conflict between the parties and that a social-psychological analysis can explain why there is so much conflict between the parties. The social-psychological perspective is a different lens than that provided by more traditional approaches to peacebuilding and can address aspects of conflict that material and strategic analyses cannot account for. Social psychology explains the subjective elements of conflict: perception, cognition, attitude, emotion, needs, and values.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7MC8X4M

Comments

International Affairs

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7MC8X4M

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