Collaboration Versus Point Scoring

From blog Open for Debate


Last Monday we held the first workshop associated with the project Changing Attitudes in Public Debate. The workshop was by invitation and designed to bring together some philosophers, social psychologists and linguists that analyse the verbal and non-verbal aspects of conversations. The main aim was to figure out whether there are regularities in people’s speech, in their bodily comportment (e.g. shoulder shrugging or eye rolling), in their tone of voice or in their pauses during debates that reliably indicated arrogance, and was perceived as such by other participants. Continue reading “Collaboration Versus Point Scoring”


Coding for Arrogance

Looking forward to our first workshop this Monday 22 May 2017 Coding for Arrogance at which linguists, philosophers and psychologists will discuss how to recognise and code arrogant debating behaviour. Greatly looking forward to this. We will post the results in our blog to be launched on Monday.

We have presentations in the morning and  will kick off brainstorming in the afternoon by looking at this clip.

I would love to hear your thoughts on whether anyone in the clip is behaving arrogantly and why that behaviour would be a manifestation of arrogance.


Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse

Thanks to the generous funding provided by Humility & Conviction in Public Life (@PublicHumility) Project at the University of Connecticut, Prof. Greg Maio (@GregoryRMaio) and I (@Ale1808) are leading a research project entitled Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse #CAPD dedicated to help combat the growth of arrogant and aggressive behaviours in public debates. We launch our website and blog on Monday 22 May 2017 when we also host our first workshop. Will post details then.