CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia


Coherent But Not Constrained: Emergent Conflict Management Styles in More Versus Less Successful Teams

Event Name

Dynamical Systems & Computational Modeling Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (S.P.S.S.)

Event Location

San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.


Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Presentation Date



The history of scientific social psychology is brief compared to that of other disciplines and it is not clear that the field has hit upon the adaptation of science that is best suited to the challenges it faces. This concern has become amplified in recent years as the meaningfulness of effects generated in psychology labs has come under intense scrutiny. Dynamical systems and computational modeling solve many of the methodological issues that have been raised, while offering promise of theoretical integration for the field’s diverse topical landscape. In this year’s pre conference, we showcase both the methodological and theoretical advantages afforded by the dynamical-computational paradigm. Several in-depth tutorials will be presented, each highlighting a means of identifying the dynamic processes of mind and action, followed by several presentations illustrating how these diverse methods are converging on a fundamental principle: the press for coherence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective experience.

This document is currently not available here.