This special issue of Discourse Processes addresses the topic of argumentation, with a number of articles illustrating how individuals employ argumentation in various contexts. It discusses a number of general issues relevant to recent psychological research on argumentation including the definition, goals and functions, structure, evaluation of arguments and argumentation, and the relation of narrativity and argumentation.
Volume 32, Number 2 & 3, 2001
Contents: J.F. Voss, J.A. Van Dyke, Argumentation in Psychology: Background Comments. N.L. Stein, E.R. Albro, The Origins and Nature of Arguments: Studies in Conflict Understanding, Emotion, and Negotiation. M. Felton, D. Kuhn, The Development of Argumentative Discourse Skill. A. Reznitskaya, R.C. Anderson, B. McNurlen, K. Nguyen-Jahiel, A. Archodidou, S-Y. Kim, Influence of Oral Discussion on Written Argument. R.S. Bernas, N.L. Stein, Changing Stances on Abortion During Case-Based Reasoning Tasks. S.K. Brem, J. Russell, L. Weems, Science on the Web: Student Evaluations of Scientific Arguments. J.F. Voss, J.A. Van Dyke, Narrative Structure, Information Certainty, Emotional Content, and Gender as Factors in a Pseudo-Jury Decision Making Task.