Change and Conflict: Motivation, Resistance, and Commitment

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date


Subject: LCSH

Conflict management




This chapter covers theoretical conceptions of the change process in conflict resolution, psychological factors affecting the change process, and some implications for training.

The book was described as "a standard manual for dealing with labor, commercial, international and marital disputes." --Roberts, Sam. "Morton Deutsch, Conflict Resolution Expert, Dies at 97." The New York Times, March 23, 2017, p. B15. Online version here.


Book is in UNH library collection. Search catalog for current status. Purchase print or e-book here.

Morton Deutsch was the inspiration for the

Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR).

Publisher Citation

Change and Conflict: Motivation, Resistance, and Commitment. In Coleman, Peter T., Deutsch, Morton, & Marcus, Eric C. (eds.) (2014). The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (Third Edition). San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass. pp. 513-32. ISBN: 978-1-118-52686-6