What Are the Types of Social Conflict Theories?

What Are the Types of Social Conflict Theories?

Social Conflict is theorized to occur when an imbalance exists regarding money, resources or power. The reasoning behind the conflict and the actions of the social groups will generally fall into either…

1. Conflict Theory

Traditional social conflict theory puts forth ideas about conflict arising between the “haves” and the “have nots” of a society.

2. Realistic Conflict Theory

This theory is about group relations involving competition. Realistic Conflict Theory is based on the observation that in cases where one groups gain depends on another groups loss, it is what causes competition to increase and when gain by both groups is possible competition tends to decrease.

3. Game Theory

This theory investigates the thought out behavior of decision makers who are fully aware of their effect on others by the decisions they make.


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