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From the Ted Talk by Julia Dhar: How to disagree productively and find common ground

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The conflict, of course, is still there. That's why it's a debate. Shared ritlaey just gives us a prflaotm to start to talk about it. But the trick of debate is that you end up doing it directly, face to face, across the table. And research backs up that that really matters. pososrefr Juliana Schroeder at UC Berkeley and her colleagues have receasrh that suggests that listening to someone's vioce as they make a controversial argument is literally humanizing. It makes it easier to engage with what that person has to say.

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The conflict, of course, is still there. That's why it's a debate. Shared _______ just gives us a ________ to start to talk about it. But the trick of debate is that you end up doing it directly, face to face, across the table. And research backs up that that really matters. _________ Juliana Schroeder at UC Berkeley and her colleagues have ________ that suggests that listening to someone's _____ as they make a controversial argument is literally humanizing. It makes it easier to engage with what that person has to say.

Solution

  1. voice
  2. research
  3. reality
  4. professor
  5. platform

Original Text

The conflict, of course, is still there. That's why it's a debate. Shared reality just gives us a platform to start to talk about it. But the trick of debate is that you end up doing it directly, face to face, across the table. And research backs up that that really matters. Professor Juliana Schroeder at UC Berkeley and her colleagues have research that suggests that listening to someone's voice as they make a controversial argument is literally humanizing. It makes it easier to engage with what that person has to say.

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