publication . Article . 2014

Hope in the Middle East:malleability beliefs, hope, and the willingness to compromise for peace

Cohen-Chen, Smadar; Halperin, Eran; Crisp, Richard; Gross, James;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Jan 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The importance of hope has long been asserted in the field of conflict resolution. However, little is actually known about either how to induce hope or what effects hope has on conciliatory attitudes. In the current research, we tested whether (1) hope is based upon beliefs regarding conflict malleability and (2) hope predicts support for concessions for peace. Study 1, a correlational study conducted among Israeli Jews, revealed that malleability beliefs regarding conflicts in general are associated with hope regarding the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as well as with support for concessions. In Study 2, we established causality using an experimental manipulatio...
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