Engaging the Painful Past and Forging a Promising Future

Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


This chapter provides an overview of the two variations of ARIA that this book explores. The first is designed for creatively engaging identity-based conflicts. The second evolved out of efforts to deepen and sustain cooperation that emerged and to foster lasting identity-based cooperation. ARIA-CE (Conflict Engagement) was developed for engaging deep identity-based conflicts in which the painful past is surfaced, reframed and addressed through cooperative planning and action. ARIA-AE (Action Evaluation) then evolved out of the first conflict focus for helping identity-groups work with each other to cooperate in defining, promoting and assessing some shared future state in which agreements to reduce destructive dynamics and promote cooperation is practically consolidated through creative action.


Conflict Resolution Conflict Situation Racial Profile Conflict Analysis Creative Invention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Program on Conflict Resolution and NegotiationBar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael

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