Argumentativeness


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Argumentativeness

Absolute, Sir Anthony
warm-hearted but testy; always blames others. [Br. Drama.: The Rivals]
Caterpillar
peevishly disputes with Alice. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Lessways, Hilda
husband Edwin could never agree with her. [Br. Lit.: The Clayhanger Trilogy]
Naggleton, Mr. and Mrs
. contentious and fault finding couple. [Br. Lit.: Punch, 1864–1865; Brewer Handbook, 742]
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Scores for the motivation instruments (argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness) were strikingly similar.
Both the content and the tone of the objection have the potential to influence perceptions of argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness.
In their recent meta-analysis of trait-behavior correlations in argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness, Levine et al.
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Luc.'s accusations--unbelief, argumentativeness, and destructiveness to true Christianity--seems to anticipate their being "repurposed" for as-of-yet undiscovered heresies.
The relationship between argumentativeness to verbal aggression.
From the very beginning of the existence of Jewish civilization, it was recognized by its argumentativeness".
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between students' aggressive communication traits (i.e., argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness) and their motives (i.e., relational, functional, participatory, excuse-making, and sycophantic) for communicating with their instructors.
Specific complaints that the TBI family members have identified postinjury as causes of stress and strain include behavioral problems (aggressiveness and irritability; McPherson, Pentland, & McNaughton, 2000; Santos, Castro-Caldas, & De Sousa, 1998) and sudden or rapid mood changes and argumentativeness (Marsh, Kersel, Havill, & Sleigh, 1998), whereas emotional control and disinhibited behavior (e.g., inappropriate sexual behavior and use of profanities) have been associated with family distress (Gillen, Tennen, Affleck, & Steinpreis, 1998).
Perceived instructor argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness and student outcomes.
Mode Deactivation Therapy is seen as preferred alternative to other approaches, which sometimes sets up an atmosphere of argumentativeness. This confrontational approach is contraindicated with juveniles who present with proactive or reactive disorders.
They consider such topics as verbal aggression and prefrontal cortex asymmetry, understanding the role of verbal aggressiveness and argumentativeness in international negotiations, reconsidering the role of aggressive communication in higher education, mapping the domain of aggressive communication within medical care, the interactionist model of teasing communication, taking conflict personally and its connections with aggressiveness, and verbal trigger events and other catalysts and precursors of aggression.

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