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Arguing

  • By: Michael E. Roloff
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Arguing (also called quarrelling, verbal conflict, and interpersonal conflict) is expressed disagreement. Because arguments can have negative consequences, some people try to avoid them; when arguing, they try to minimize the likelihood that their disagreement will escalate. Hence, relative to other ...

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