NWO MaGW grant for prof.dr. Carsten de Dreu, dr. Lindred Greer and dr. Gerben van Kleef
July 6, 2009 - Prof.dr. C.K.W. de Dreu, dr. L.L. Greer and dr. G.A. van Kleef (UvA) and prof.dr. N. Ellemers (UL) received an NWO grant in the Conflict and Security program, for the project "Representative negotiation and intergroup conflict: a cross-level approach". Two PhD students and a postdoc will be appointed on this project.
Representative negotiation and intergroup conflict: a cross-level approach
To enable sound diagnosis, training and advice, this project takes a multi-level/multi-function perspective on representative negotiation in inter-group conflict in policy and industry. Three core outcomes - (a) the development of creative agreements, (b) within-constituency conflict and consensus, and (c) inter-group perceptions and hostility - are considered to depend on (1) the representative’s individual-level cognition, affect, and motivation, (2) within-constituency dynamics, and (3) the broader inter-group relations. In 2 PhD and 1 Postdoc project hypotheses will be tested using experiments, case studies, and quantitative surveys. Results will be communicated in academic and professional publications and will serve as input for training and development programs.