Argumentative and Aggressive Communication: Theory, Research, and Application is the first text to describe the development, history, research, and application efforts on the communication traits of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness. Authors Andrew S. Rancer and Theodore A. Avtgis include a collection of nine widely used reliable and valid instruments which the reader, the researcher, and the practitioner can use for diagnostic and research purposes.

Argumentative and Aggressive Communication in Intercultural and Intracultural Contexts

Argumentative and aggressive communication in intercultural and intracultural contexts

The need to understand and appreciate other cultures has never been more important. Due to technological advancements, the global community is shrinking. A culture once thought of as far away can be accessed easily by flight or with one click of the mouse on your computer. Unfortunately, the world has also become more volatile with lines of division drawn from religious, sociopolitical, cultural, and racial origins. Thus, the study of argumentative and aggressive communication within and between cultures holds important and perhaps profound consequences for enhancing communication within and between cultures. Recall that in Chapter 4 we discussed research that suggested verbal aggression in abusive marriages was not ...

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