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The Attractor Software
(r) demonstrates the complex dynamical properties of conflict systems in a simple and accessible way. It is used both as a decision-making device, assisting policy makers in decision making, and as a negotiation tool for complex, multi-stakeholders negotiations, it also serves as an educational tool, where the dynamical properties of extended, systemic conflict situations are illustrated.

Further reading

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska,L. 

(2010).Rethinking intractable conflict: The perspectiveof dynamical systems. American Psychologist, 65 (4), 262-278.

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L.(2010). 

Dynamical foundations of intractable conflict:Introduction to the special issue. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of PeacePsychology, 16(2), 113-125.

Praszkier, R., Nowak, A., and Coleman, P. T. (2010).Social entrepreneurs and constructive change: The wisdom of circumventingconflict. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 16(2), 153-174.

Musallam, N., Coleman, P.T., and Nowak, A.(2010).Understanding the spread of malignant conflict: A dynamical-systemsperspective. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology 16(2),127-151.

Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Coleman, P. T., Vallacher,R., Borkovsky, W., and Jochemczyk, L. (2010). Seeking sustainable

solutions: Using an attractor simulation platform forteaching multi-stakeholder negotiation. Negotiation Journal, 26(1), 49-68.

Coleman, P. T., Hacking, A., Stover, M., Fisher-Yoshida, B,and Nowak, A. (2008).Reconstructing ripeness I: A study of constructiveengagement in protracted social conflicts. Conflict Resolution Quarterly,26(1), 3-42.

Coleman, P. T., Fisher-Yoshida, B., Stover, M., Hacking,A., and Bartoli, A. (2008).Reconstructing ripeness II: Models and methods forfostering constructive stakeholder engagement across protracted divides.Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 26(1), 43-69.

Liebovitch, L. S., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A.,Bui-Wrzosinska, and Coleman, Peter, T. (2008). Dynamics of two-actorcooperation-competition conflict models. Physica A.

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A.,&Bui-Wrzosinska, L. 

(2007).Intractable conflict as an attractor: Presenting adynamical model of conflict, escalation, and intractability.  American Behavioral Scientist, 50(11),1454-1475.

Gray, B., Coleman, P. T., & Putnam, L. L. (2007).Intractable

conflict: New perspectives on the causes and conditionsfor change. 

American Behavioral Scientist, 50(11), 1415-1429.

Coleman, P. T. (2006) Conflict, complexity, and change: Ameta-framework for addressing protracted, intractable conflicts - III. 

Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 12(4),325-348.

Coleman, P. T., Schneider, A., James, C. C. F., Adams, D.S., Gameros, T. A., Hammons, L. R., Orji, C. C., Waugh. R. M., & Wicker, R.F. 

(2005). Intragroup subgroup attitude clustering, externalintervention, and intergroup interaction patterns: Toward a dynamical model ofprotracted intergroup conflict. Peace and Conflict Studies, 12(1), 55-70.

Coleman, P. T. (2004) Paradigmatic framing of protracted,intractable

conflict: Towards the development of a meta-framework -II. Peace and

Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 10(3), 197-235.

Coleman, P. T. (2003). Characteristics of protracted,intractable

conflict: Towards the development of a meta-framework -I. Peace and

Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 9(1), 1-37.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., & Nowak, A.,Bui-Wrzosinska, L. 

(forthcoming). Why do conflicts become intractable? Thedynamical perspective on malignant social relations. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), TheOxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak,A., & Bartoli, A. (forthcoming).Moving from a system of war toward a systemof peace: A dynamical systems perspective on peacemaking. In A. 

Bartoli (Ed.), Peacemaking.

Vallacher, R., Coleman, P. T., & Nowak. A.(forthcoming). Dynamical systems theory: Applications to peace and conflict. InD. Christie and C. Montiel (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology. 


Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska,L., &Bartoli, A. (forthcoming).Navigating the landscape of conflict: 

Applications of dynamical systems theory to protractedsocial conflict.In Ropers, N. (Ed.), Systemic Thinking and ConflictTransformation. Berlin, Germany: Berghof Foundation for Peace Support.

Liebovitch, L. S., Vallacher, R. R., Nowak, A., Coleman,P. T., Bartoli, A., &Bui-Wrzosinska, L. (2011).  Mathematical models of the dynamics ofconflict.  In A. W. Davidson & M. A.Ray (Eds.), Nursing, caring and complexity science: for human-environment well-being.  New

York: Springer.

Coleman, P. T., Vallacher, R., Nowak, A., Bui-Wrzosinska,L., Bartoli, A. (2009).A Systemic Approach to Peace: Lessons from Mozambique(In Arabic). In M. Deutsch, P. T. Coleman, and E. Marcus (Eds.) A GuidingHandbook for Conflict Resolution in The Arab World. New York: 

International Center for Cooperation and ConflictResolution Publications.

Nowak, A., Vallacher, R., Bui-Wrzosinska, L.,&Coleman, P. T. 

(2006).Attracted to conflict: A dynamical perspective onmalignant social relations. In A. Golec & K. Skarzynska(Eds.),Understanding social change: Political psychology in Poland. HaauppagueNY: Nova Science Publishers Ltd.

Coleman, P. T., Bui-Wrzosinska, L., Vallacher, R., &Nowak, A. 

(2006).Approaching Protracted Conflicts as DynamicalSystems: 

Guidelines and Methods for Intervention. In A. Schneider& C. Honeyman (Eds.), The Negotiator’s Fieldbook (pp. 61-74).Chicago:American Bar Association Books.

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