GRIT


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Term: GRIT
Definition (Myers):Graduated and Reciprocated Initiatives in Tension-Reduction- a strategy designed to decrease international tensions.
Definition (alternative): A strategy to decrease tensions between two people/group with conflicts. *
Contextual explanation: GRIT is a strategy social psychologist Charles Osgood has supported in 1980. This strategy works only if one side announces its recognition of mutual interests and its intent to reduce tensions. This modest approach from one side will consequently open door for reciprocation by the other side too. This strategy is even apparent through our personal lives. When conflict arises between you and your friend because of mis-communication, a simple smile, a touch or a word of apology may bring upon wonders. Small signs of kind gestures may allow both you and your friend to edge down the tension and consequently solve problems you had between one another.

Related terms and concepts: Superordinate goals, Social exchange theory
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Related websites: http://www.orgstrat.ca/articles/article5.html
http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/disarming_behavior/
Edited by: Kelsey



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