Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Chair and Committee
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.
Levison, Mariah, "The Social Psychological Dimensions of US-Iranian Relations" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). 483.