Live Webinar: Happiness, Conflict and Social Networking - Monday, October 24 @ 7pm EST/4pm PST/11pm GMT

Happiness, Conflict and Social Networking

In many ways, social networks and social capital may be seen as at the very heart of the major factors contributing to happiness while enabling superior processing of conflict. Factors contributing to both happiness and conflict management are catalyzed by the presence of social networking with limitless possibilities for positive feedback loops. There has been a disappointing lack of research on the implications of social networks for the field of conflict resolution. Now that social networking has taken on even greater significance with the advent of the Internet and the explosion in online connections and relationships, it is long past time for those in our field to examine ways of leveraging the power of social networking in the superior engagement in, and management of, a wide variety of conflicts.


Presented by:

Arthur Pearlstein

Director of The Werner Institute

Creighton University

Arthur Pearlstein, Professor of Law and Director of the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, received his B.A from Haverford College, his J.D. from Harvard Law School cum laude, and his Master?s in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Immediately prior to joining the Creighton faculty, Professor Pearlstein served as the general counsel and director of Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Programs at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). In addition to his work as a lawyer, mediator, and facilitator, Professor Pearlstein has an extensive background in teaching and training both overseas and in the U.S. He has written widely on law, dispute resolution, and popular culture and has been a speaker, panelist and guest lecturer on negotiation and alternative dispute resolution at a wide variety of institutions, conferences and symposia around the world. His research and praxis interests include dispute systems design, emergence and private ordering in conflict resolution, interdisciplinary education, and collaborative professional practice. Professor Pearlstein also serves on Creighton University?s Graduate Board and chaired the committee on interdisciplinary education of Creighton?s Graduate School Task Force.



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I can't believe I missed this!! Will there be a link to it afterwards?
The archive is now available for viewing at the top of this page. I also attached the powerpoint to this message. It is right below this text. You will find the links Arthur mentions located within the powerpoint. Enjoy!
I thoroughly enjoyed this webinar. Particularly because I feel the correlation between happiness and the web is a very clear and present thing. To acknowledge that social networks have value in producing happiness is an acknowledgement that a lot of people need to hear. Oftentimes, I see my Facebook friends vilified by others on the network if they do anything that resembles attention seeking in the slightest. It is not uncommon to see a status update admonishing another face booker for “putting their personal business on the net.” They fail to realize what was clearly illustrated in this webinar. Social networks and their correlation to happiness predate the internet. Before the internet people used other in groups to fulfill the need of “meaning/attention”. While some may look at social networks as purely an avenue for posting funny pictures and stories, others look at it as a way to foster happiness and therefore reduce negative and unproductive conflict. Furthermore, the way this webinar broke down happiness and how one achieves it was really interesting. One could go down that list and clearly identify what is missing in their life, thus saving themselves a lot of therapy. 
Great webinar.  I sadly missed it live as I couldn't figure out why WIMBA wasn't working for me.  (Turned out it was because I also had Tweet Deck open, and they won't work at the same time.)  Very glad there is an archive.


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