Conflicts and Frustrations

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CONFLICTS and FRUSTRATIONS Conflict * It is the emotional state or condition in which people have to make difficult decisions about two or more competing motives, behaviors or impulses. * Kurt Lewin(was a German-American psychologist, known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, and applied psychology) * He described two opposite tendencies of conflict: approach and avoidance. When something attracts us, we want to approach it; when something frightens us, we try to avoid it. * For example: Choosing between two equally desirable academic courses, both of which will advance your career plans but which meet at the same schedule . For…show more content…
* The environment does not afford all incentives that our various motives require. Example conditions: * Food may not be available to satisfy hunger. * One may not have the money to purchase what he wants or needs. * One’s friends may not provide the attention and admiration that required to satisfy his desires for status, love and so on. Sources of frustration (Lerit) Human frustrations stems from three sources: * Inability to overcome obstacles in the physical environment. * Inability to overcome restrictions imposed by other people. * Inability to satisfy conflicting motives or to obtain incompatible goals. *Physical Environment (lerit) * It is always the focus of some frustrations, is of primary importance during infancy and early childhood. * In adulthood, it is not usually a major source of frustration except for the physically or economically handicapped or in times of natural disasters. Examples: * Disease * Debility * Slum overcrowding * Floods * Fires * Accidents and storms For example: A drought or typhoon can frustrate a farmers because it adversely affect their harvest. *Social Environment (lerit) * it presents such obstacles as restrictions imposed by other people and the customs and laws of the community. * For example: Children are thwarted by parental denial, disapproval and postponement. *Organism(itself) (Lerit) * within individuals
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