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A state of disagreement in which the needs, values, and interests of the parties involved are under perceived or actual threat. Conflict can also be internal, that is, within oneself.

Example: When the couple was undergoing a divorce, they hired a professional mediator to help resolve their heated financial disagreements.

APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Conflict. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from