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Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice

Author: David W Johnson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1 editionView all editions and formats
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"Why do people make decisions based on their own perspective without considering alternative points of view? Do differences of opinion enhance or obstruct critical thinking? Is it wise to seek out people who disagree with you and listen to their objections to your conclusions? Focusing on the theory, research, and application of constructive controversy, this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015008282
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Johnson
ISBN: 9781316105818 1316105814
OCLC Number: 919573942
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Need for constructive controversy?; 2. The nature of constructive controversy; 3. Theory of constructive controversy; 4. The processes of constructive controversy and concurrence seeking; 5. The outcomes of constructive controversy; 6. Conditions mediating the effects of constructive controversy; 7. Constructive controversy and decision making; 8. Constructive controversy in education; 9. Constructive controversy and political discourse in democracies; 10. Constructive controversy, creativity, and innovation; 11. Constructive controversy and building and maintaining peace; 12. Conclusions.
Responsibility: David W. Johnson.

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Using the social psychological theory of 'constructive controversy', this book analyses the nature of disagreement among members of decision-making groups. It addresses questions such as: do  Read more...

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