The Aggressiveness of Playful Arguments

@article{Hample2010TheAO,
  title={The Aggressiveness of Playful Arguments},
  author={Dale Hample and B. Han and D. Payne},
  journal={Argumentation},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={405-421}
}
  • Dale Hample, B. Han, D. Payne
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Argumentation
  • Some people report that they argue for play. We question whether and how often such arguments are mutually entertaining for both participants. Play is a frame for arguing, and the framing may not always be successful in laminating the eristic nature of interpersonal argumentation. Previous research and theory suggest that playfulness may be associated with aggression. Respondents (N = 199) supplied self-report data on their arguing behaviors and orientations. We found support for the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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