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77850 Psychology and Dispute Resolution

6cp
Requisite(s): (79771c Dispute Resolution AND (22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies)) OR (78101c Postgraduate Legal Research AND 79771 Dispute Resolution) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law AND 79771 Dispute Resolution) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law AND 79771 Dispute Resolution)
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Anti-requisite(s): 78143 Psychology and Dispute Resolution

Description

Dispute resolution processes generally occur at a time of high emotion for the participants. As a result, it can be greatly beneficial if the professionals involved have a working understanding of the psychological issues that may be relevant, can recognise potential problems as they arise, and have practised skills to deal with their impact.

This subject introduces students to key concepts in psychology that relate specifically to dispute resolution practices. The focus is on both the theory and practice of psychology and its application to dispute resolution processes. New psychological concepts are introduced in a sophisticated dialogue of historical and contemporary research and application as well as future directions and relevance to dispute resolution. These are explored, one by one, beginning with the past and current theory and incorporating quality research findings, application to dispute resolution, reflection and future directions.

Through readings, lectures, discussions and interactive exercises, students analyse conflict and then apply new skills and paradigms to work more effectively with ongoing conflict and within dispute resolution processes. A series of guided questions encourages students to reflect upon the style and process that works best for them and to then apply relevant elements in simulations, role-plays and professional practice. Through debriefings, discussions and reflective practice, students develop and practice advanced skills in conceptualising and applying psychological theories in conflict and dispute resolution.


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