Write a 2–3-page article on interpersonal conflict. Define conflict and explain how communication behaviors and individual differences contribute to interpersonal conflict. Recommend a strategy for resolving interpersonal conflict.

Conflict is part of our daily lives. Preparing yourself with the needed skills to handle conflict enhances your interpersonal skills and relationships. To understand conflict, you must begin by knowing what it is and how it affects your life.

Suppose you have been asked to write an article on interpersonal conflict for a local organization with which you are affiliated. You may choose any type of interpersonal conflict, such as between spouses, among family members, between members of a social group, or other, but your focus must be interpersonal conflict.


Search the Capella library and the Internet for scholarly, professional, or other appropriate resources that address the topic of interpersonal conflict. Keep in mind that Wikipedia is not considered an appropriate resource. You will need at least 2 resources to support your work in this assessment.


Complete the following:

Define the term conflict. Do not simply copy a definition from a source!

What does conflict mean to you?

How does that compare with how others define conflict?

Describe communication behaviors that can lead to conflict.

Explain how the communication behaviors affect interpersonal relationships. Be sure to consider communication behaviors in a variety of situations.

Explain how differences in gender, age, culture, race, and so on can contribute to interpersonal conflict.

Recommend at least one strategy that can be used to resolve interpersonal conflict.

Because this is an article for publication, format your assessment following APA guidelines.

Additional Requirements

Submit 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages, not including title and reference pages.

Use 12-point, Times New Roman font.

Include a title page and reference page.

Cite at least 2 current scholarly or professional resources.


Collisson, B. (2014). Failing to see eye to eye: The role of the self in conflict misperception. North American Journal of Psychology, 16(2), 193–200.

Ishii, K. (2010). Conflict management in online relationships. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 13(4), 365–370.

Yarnell, L. M., & Neff, K. D. (2013). Self-compassion, interpersonal conflict resolutions, and well-being. Self & Identity, 12(2), 146–159.

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