By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:Competency 2: Apply theoretical perspectives on conflict.Define conflict in your own words.Explain the four communication behaviors (or horsemen) that lead to destructive conflict.Competency 4: Analyze the impact of conflict on relationship-building in face-to-face, virtual, cyber, and group communication.Explain the four paradigms of communication.Analyze your conflict using the four horsemen and the four paradigms concepts.Competency 6: Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.Communicate effectively through writing.
Conflict is part of our daily life. Preparing yourself with the needed skills to handle conflict enhances your interpersonal skills and relationships. To understand conflict, you must begin by knowing what it is and how it impacts your life.
After reading the assigned chapters and viewing the media, complete the following:Define conflict in your own words.Provide a detailed example of a conflict in your life. The example can be a work conflict, a family conflict, or any kind of conflict you wish to discuss and share with other learners.Hocker and Wilmot discuss four communication behaviors, or “horsemen,” that can lead to destructive conflict. Explain these four horsemen.Coleman discusses four paradigms of communication. Explain these four paradigms.Analyze your conflict using the authors’ four horsemen and four paradigms concepts.Assignment RequirementsWritten Communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.APA Formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th Edition) style and formatting.Page Requirements: 250–500 words.Font and Font Size: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point.Attach document in Microsoft Word format.