The Resource Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice, David W. Johnson

Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice, David W. Johnson

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Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice
Title
Constructive controversy
Title remainder
theory, research, practice
Statement of responsibility
David W. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 decision-making groups, project teams, academic study groups, and other groups that are involved in solving problems. Johnson demonstrates that this theory is one of the most effective methods of enhancing creativity and innovation, decision making, teaching, and political discourse. The book includes entertaining and intriguing examples of how constructive controversy has been used in a variety of historical periods to advance creativity, achieve innovations, and guide democracies. It will be welcomed by students in the fields of social psychology, management/business studies, education, and communication studies"--
  • ""NO! NO! NO! NO!" yelled one artist to another as he viewed what the other had painted during the day. "You do not understand! This is not what we are trying to do!" "It is you who do not understand!" the other replied. "This is what we talked about this morning!" "This is exactly what we are trying to achieve!" Such heated discussions were common between two of the greatest painters of the early 20th Century. They had an intense creative collaboration filled with conflict. They dressed alike, in mechanics' clothes, and jokingly compared themselves to the Wright brothers (Orville and Wilbur). From about 1908 to 1912, they saw each other almost every day, talked constantly about the revolutionary new style they were developing, and painted as similarly as possible. Many of their respective works from those years were indistinguishable. In many cases, only art experts could or can distinguish between a painting by one or the other. They were deeply committed to their goal of creating a new style. Usually, they would meet for breakfast to discuss what they planned to paint during the d"--
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DLC
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Johnson, David W
Dewey number
658.4/036
Index
index present
LC call number
HM 746 .J645 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group decision making
  • Group problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Group decision making
  • Group problem solving
Label
Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice, David W. Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-245)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781107461505
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015008282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906171657
  • (OCoLC)ocn906171657
Label
Constructive controversy : theory, research, practice, David W. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781107461505
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015008282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906171657
  • (OCoLC)ocn906171657

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