Ryosuke Onoda

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My-side bias is the tendency to ignore or exclude evidence against one's position. The present study investigated ways of encouraging students to reduce my-side bias and generate more counterarguments in writing argumentative essays. Fifth-grade students (N=90) from elementary school in Japan wrote persuasive essays about school rule topics under three(More)
A rebutting counterargument is considered a very effective strategy to make one's own argument more persuasive; however, the possible reasons behind this are not clear. In this study, we investigated the effects of rebutting counterarguments on persuasiveness in written arguments. One hundred undergraduate students were assigned randomly to two conditions:(More)
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