Examples of Conflict in Literature ..
Literature and Happiness - PsyArt Journal
Systematic psychological researchon marriage emerged largely among clinical psychologists who wanted to betterassist couples experiencing marital distress. In the 30 years since thisdevelopment, marital conflict has assumed a special status in the literature onmarriage, as evidenced by three indices. First, many of the most influentialtheories of marriage tend to reflectthe view that "distress results from couples' aversive and ineffectualresponse to conflict" (Koerner & Jacobson, 1994, p. 208). Second,research on marriage has focused on what spouses do when they disagree witheach other, and reviews of marital interaction are dominated by studies ofconflict and problem solving (see Weiss & Heyman, 1997). Third,psychological interventionsfordistressed couples often target conflict-resolution skills (see Baucom, Shoham,Mueser, Daiuto, & Stickle, 1998).
Literature and happiness--no doubt we are happy ..
Friendships are an important source of happiness. The present study (n = 280) investigated the role of friendship quality and conflict in happiness and examined the feature of friendship that best predicted happiness. Information was gathered about the quality and conflict of the best, first and second close friendships of the individual. Results revealed that best friendship quality was the only significant predictor of happiness; however, individuals were happier when they experienced high quality first close friendships in conjunction with a high quality best friendship. Results also revealed that first close friendship quality buffered the negative impact of first close friendship conflict. The companionship feature of the best and first close friendship appeared as the strongest predictor of happiness. Findings were discussed in light of the literature and suggestions for future research were made.