Young children's experiences and learning in intractable conflicts

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The present chapter will first discuss the personal experiences of children in the context of an intractable conflict, as a direct firsthand way to learn about the conflict. Second, it will describe the indirect ways in which children learn about the conflict, by being continuously exposed to information about the conflict through its various representations in their daily environment and through socialization agents. Subsequently, the chapter will indicate the content that young children acquire regarding the conflict in pre-school and elementary school, focusing on the Israeli- Jewish case. Finally, it will discuss the consequences of these early experiences and learning for the continuation and preservation of conflicts. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA social psychology perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal.
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24841-7
ISBN (Print)9783319248394
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePeace psychology book series.


  • *Childhood Development
  • *Conflict
  • *Early Experience
  • *Learning Ability
  • Socialization

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- Children
  • Collective memory -- Israel
  • Comprehension in children
  • Conflict (Psychology) in children
  • Conflict management


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