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Contrasting and Common Beliefs, Positions and Interests

Contrasting and Common Beliefs, Positions and Interests

Author: Craig Coletta

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand how to map the beliefs, goals, and interests of parties and to identify whether each item is shared or unique to one party.

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Terms to Know

A person's mental sense of what is true, right, or correct in a situation.

Cognitive Dissonance

A state in which the mind holds two or more incompatible thoughts or beliefs.


An action, belief, or physical item that a party perceives as important or essential to his/her satisfaction or happiness.


A particular way of getting an interest met, but not necessarily the only way of getting that interest met.

Shared Belief/Mutual Interest

A belief or interest held by all parties to a conflict.