A Royal Visit

“On November 14, 2018, we were delighted to host a visit from HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex.  The Earl viewed our Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse lab at the University of Bath, during a tour of the Department of Psychology. After Paul Hanel briefly summarised the project, Prince Edward…

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CAPD: A Year in Review

  Since it was launched a year ago, the Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse multidisciplinary project has come a long way. We’ve hosted two workshops, and an international conference on Arrogance and Polarisation. Our blog (Open for Debate) has fortnightly posts by guest bloggers on a range of topics from fake news,…

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Materials from ‘Arrogance and Polarisation in Debate’ Conference

On 6-7 November 2017, a group of leading academics met at Cardiff University to explore the manifestations and causes of arrogance, polarisation, and closed-mindedness in public debate. You can find a Storify of the event here, which covers the conference highlights. Our speakers have also kindly consented to provide slides…

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Materials from Workshop 2

On Friday 20 October 2017, a group of leading academics met at the University of Bath to explore how we might identify arrogant behaviour in public debate. Our speakers have kindly consented to make slides from and/or a podcast of their presentation available online.

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Programme: “Arrogance and Polarisation in Debate” Conference (6-7 November, Cardiff University)

We are thrilled to announce the programme for “Arrogance and Polarisation in Debate”, a two-day international conference at Cardiff University. Political opinions in many Western-style democracies show signs of increasing polarisation. This has coincided with a change of tone in debates. Seemingly arrogant behaviours like shouting, mocking, dismissing or rudely…

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CUROP Research

We are delighted to present Tom Martin’s research for the Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse team, as part of the Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP). Tom’s self-contained project was to carry out a literature review of transcription and coding methods in multimodal discourse analysis, with a view to identifying those…

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Workshop 20 October

On Friday, 20 October we will welcome a group of leading academics for a second ‘Changing Attitudes in Public Discourse’ workshop. This workshop is by invitation only, but podcasts of the talks will be made available on this site following the workshop. To receive email updates, please subscribe using the…

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Call for Registration: ‘Arrogance and Polarisation in Debate’ conference

6-7 November 2017, Cardiff University   Political opinions in many Western-style democracies show signs of increasing polarisation. This has coincided with a change of tone in debates. Seemingly arrogant behaviours like shouting, mocking, dismissing or rudely interrupting other people during discussions seem more frequent and widespread. This two-day international conference brings…

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