'Value and Development Square' according to Schulz von Thun

Values are very important for human interaction. In conflicts, they frequently become moral arguments, with one side then devaluing the values of the other side. Friedemann Schulz von Thun points out that values can never be considered alone: they always have to be seen as part of a pair of opposites (e.g. liberty and order).

This self-learning course illustrates this concept and teaches you how to apply it within conflict management.

This self-learning course was developed by the Academy of Conflict Transformation based on the work of Friedemann Schulz von Thun amongst others.

Friedemann Schulz von Thun, born in Germany in 1944, studied psychology, philosophy and education at the university of Hamburg. There he also earned his doctorate with a dissertation on knowledge- and information-transfer.

Schulz von Thun is currently lecturer in the department of psychology at the university of Hamburg and is working as trainer and mediator. He has published a number of articles and books.

If you are interested in another model of Schulz von Thun you can also study our self-learning course "Four-Ears Model".

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