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In looking for solutions to problems, whether they be pressing societal problems or those causing minor human inconvenience, I look first to changing human attitudes and associated behaviors. This is done through education, drawing heavily on existing social infrastructure and institutions. It is in the ability of people to come together in a spirit of co-operation in an atmosphere of learning constructively from each other, sharing worldviews, articulating values and goals, and finding mutually acceptable non-technology (or soft technology) based solutions, that I put my faith and trust. 

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

appreciates cognitive, emotional factors in attitude change

encourages dialogue, negotiation to reach compromise

values fair play, interpersonal communication, people skills

realizes attitude polarization will not=> conflict resolution

summary Wikipedia article: Attitudinal Fix

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2132

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 24

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 56 entries                Songs!                Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are spade worldview themes: individual <---> nature             card #47 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #47A: The Attitudinal Fix Mentality

Attitude (from online encyclopedia)
Conflict Resolution (from online encyclopedia)
Mediation (from online encyclopedia)
Diplomacy  (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #59: How Belief in Evolution can Aid Monotheists and Win Sympathy for Climate Deniers (posted Jan 17 2019) 
Worldview Watch issue #6: Overcoming Political Gridlock
Getting to Yes, by Fisher, Ury & Patton  (book about win-win outcomes based on Harvard Negotiation Project work)
The Evolution of Cooperation, by Robert Axelrod and Richard Dawkins (2006 revision of classic--read excerpts at Google Books)
Information on More Constructive Approaches to Difficult and Intractable Conflicts
Bridge Builders (organization devoted to "helping communities find the common ground")
Attitude Change Approach (based on Yale University work, posted on Changing Minds website)
Attitudes Drive Behavior (online for West Virginia University communications course)
Social Attitudes (report on psychology-related experiment from The Economist October 15 2016)
No Hard Feelings--Reconciliation After Competition (report from The Economist August 13 2016)
"FDA Launches Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign"  by Saundra Young (report on effort to change teen attitudes, from CNN Feb 4 2014)
Search for Common Ground (organization working to transform the way the world deals with conflict)
Peacemakers Trust (Canadian organization devoted to "research and education on conflict resolution")
Conflict Transformation and Peace Building--Links (website about "everything mediation": find dispute resolution professionals, articles, grad programs, etc.)
Reconceptualizing Environmental Conflict Resolution, by Emmet P. Fiske (from Washington State University)
The Strategy of Conflict by Thomas Schelling (more about this 1960 classic book about the relevance of  game theory to conflict resolution)
A Strategy for Dealing with Intractable Environmental Conflicts, by Guy Burgess & Heidi Burgess
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (one goal to "ultimately contribute to the peaceful resolution of conflict.")
The National Center for Conflict Resolution Education
Conflict Management Skills, by Gregorio Billikopf  (from UC Berkeley website)
The Art in Peacemaking (download NEA 87 page booklet about conflict resolution education and art programs)
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute  (more about the 2015 revised edition of this book from Amazon)
Sand Play Therapy (more about using this type of art to heal or resolve conflict, from the Sandplay Therapists of America website)
U.S. Institute of Peace
Changing (claims to be "the largest site in the world on all aspects of how we change one another's minds.)
Council on Foreign Relations (a non-partisan resource for information and analysis)
The Challenge of Cultural Relativism, by James Rachels (1993 essay)
Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by R. Fisher, etal (read excerpts at Google Books)
The Evolution of God, by Robin Wright (about this 2009 book tracing the beginnings of religious tolerance)
"Chainsaw Diplomacy," by Peter Beinart (article about US foreign policy in Time March 31 2008)
Pathways to Peace (an organization devoted to peace-building) 
Buddhist Technology: Bringing a New Consciousness to Our Technological Future, by Arthur Zajonc
Biotechnology, Biopiracy, and the Mentality of Science
quotes related to diplomacy
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