In his Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Psychology & Behavioral Sciences 2014 (ACP2014) in Osaka, Japan, Professor Jiro Takai explored the merits behind a variety of strategies and methods used in conflict management. In this interview IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, continues the discussion with Professor Takai on how avoiding conflict can be used as an effective conflict management technique.
Professor Jiro Takai
Jiro Takai is professor of social psychology at Nagoya University, and received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has served in the executive committees of the Japan Society for Social Psychology, the Japan Group Dynamics Society, the Japan Intercultural Education Society, the Communication Association of Japan, and the Japan-US Communication Association (affiliate of National Communication Association).
Watch Professor Takai's Featured Presentation, “Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict Strategies: Is Avoiding really that Bad?”.