The author analyzes different theories of conflict and conflict resolution such as systems theory, relative deprivation, structural violence, theory of cooperation, and attribution theory. These theories help people determine the root causes of social conflicts and aid in gaining skills to solve problems. The purpose of this article is to explore how these theories can explain social structure and social interaction as well as contrasting how these theories are applied in the fields of psychology and sociology. In addition, the author discusses the relationships of different theories through an integration of study, which helps to understand how to apply theories into practice. There are important differences in the motivations and goals of these theories in studying conflicts, the author finds useful insights to identify the potential challenges and opportunities of each theory.
Keywords : systems theory, relative deprivation, structural violence, theory of cooperation, attribution theory.