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This is a glossary of terms related to the field of conflict resolution education. You'll find the terms followed by a short definition and any related terms that you might want to become familiar with. Another useful tool for understanding more general education-related terms is the ERIC thesaurus.

Halo effect
a perceptual bias where we assume that a person has many positive qualities if they have one positive quality
Haptics
the study of nonverbal touch
High context (HC) communication
a message in which most of the information is either in the physical context or internalized in the person, a concept used to distinguish cultures
Hostile attribution
negative assumptions you make about others
Hostile climates
created through hostile attributions about the other and a belief that aggression is acceptable in conflict interaction