Project Overview

Taking a Stance: experimenting with deliberation in dialogue

research / dialogue / psychology

My PhD addressed how people manage disagreements in conversation and how the different ways of offering up an idea can lead to it being expanded on or dismissed. Combining corpus analyses and experimental approaches it explored how systematically altering the presentation of someone’s stance on an issue affects the deliberative potential of a dialogue.

Interested enough to read more? You can read my thesis online.