Communication Studies’ Talk on “Taking Conflict Personally” to be Held April 23

04/17/2014 03:44 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Communication Studies welcomes Dale Hample of the University of Maryland for “Taking Conflict Personally: What Does it Matter if You Can’t Quit Doing What You Always Do?” The talk will take place on Wednesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. in Coates 228.

Hample is an American argumentation and rhetorical scholar and associate professor at the University of Maryland. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and written one book and edited another. He is the former editor of Argumentation and Advocacy.

After receiving a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1975, he taught at Western Illinois University until 2007, when he took a teaching position at Maryland. Some of his major accomplishments include developing measures for the ways in which people edit arguments (cognitive editorial standards), discussing how people produce argumentative discourse (inventional capacity), and how they view arguments (argument frames and taking conflict personally). He is most famous for his series of studies on taking conflict personally, which is a multidimensional construct. Currently, he has three studies that are in press in 2014 including arguing about public and personal topics in Communication Yearbook, arguing in the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication and “Imagined interactions and conflict escalation in marital relationships” with James Honeycutt, Shaughan Keaton and Laura Hatcher on the influence of communication in physiology and health.

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Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014