Justice Motives and Other Psychological Factors in the Development and Resolution of Disputes

  • Neil Vidmar
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


In this chapter, I want to explore some of the psychological dynamics involved in the development, continuance, and resolution of disputes between private citizens. This topic is directly germane to issues of justice in several ways. Disputes arise when justice motives are activated. Understanding the process of disputes gives us insight into some of the conditions under which justice motives are or are not exercised. Dispute-resolution forums involve problems of procedural justice, that is, a “methodology” for handling conflict with maximum possible fairness.


Procedural Justice Dispute Resolution Choice Point Society Review Resolution Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Vidmar
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondonCanada

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