Field theory of conflict is a social psychological theory of human behavior. Kurt Lewin formulated field theory to explicate the balance between nature and nurture in understanding human behavior. These ideas had enormous influence on the field of communication. Briefly, human behavior is seen as the product of interaction between internal and external states, mediated by the individual’s perceptions of these states. These states consist of a matrix of forces that explain stability and change in human social systems. This entry provides a brief history of the theory’s origin, explains the concepts of Lewin’s field theory, examines its applications, and distinguishes it from other theories with similar names.

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