Collaboration Versus Point Scoring

From blog Open for Debate

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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‚Äôs 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”