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Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace

Cohen, S, Halperin, E, Crisp, J and Gross, JJ (2014) Hope in the Middle East: Malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5 (1). pp. 67-75.

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Abstract

The importance of hope has long been asserted in the field of conflict resolution. However, little is actually known about either how to induce hope or what effects hope has on conciliatory attitudes. In the current research, we tested whether (1) hope is based upon beliefs regarding conflict malleability and (2) hope predicts support for concessions for peace. Study 1, a correlational study conducted among Israeli Jews, revealed that malleability beliefs regarding conflicts in general are associated with hope regarding the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as well as with support for concessions. In Study 2, we established causality using an experimental manipulation of beliefs regarding conflicts being malleable (vs. fixed). Findings have both theoretical and practical implications regarding inducing hope in intractable conflicts, thus promoting the attitudes so critical for peacemaking.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cohen, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Halperin, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crisp, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gross, JJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : January 2014
Identification Number : 10.1177/1948550613484499
Copyright Disclaimer : © The Author(s) 2013
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Nov 2016 09:20
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:54
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/812780

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