1998
DOI: 10.1080/14792779843000090
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Abstract: This chapter reviews the major theoretical and methodological features of discursive social psychology, and illustrates the scope and nature of this approach through showing the way it can respecify the social psychology of attitudes. It reviews discourse research on attitude variability; it describes conversation analytic studies on the way evaluations are managed in interaction and shows how our understanding of political oratory can be improved; it discusses the way evaluations are bound up with broader, cu… Show more

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“…By locating psychology in language, it makes possible the direct study of the processes of thinking (Billig, 2001), contrasted with the traditional experimental method which by comparison is reduced to the study of secondary or indirect phenomena. This difference is significant: DP studies psychological phenomena as constructed in everyday talk and text, and as oriented to by both speaker and recipient (sometimes referred to as next turn proof), while conventional methods treat discourse as the means of accessing inner mental thought (Edwards and Potter, 1992 Potter) and how these connect to topics in social psychology (Potter, 1998a). Again, this contrasts with traditional methods which focus on why questions.…”
Section: An Explanation Of the Methodsmentioning
confidence: 82%
“…DP draws on ideas from discourse analysis, conversation analysis, rhetoric and ethnomethodology (Potter, 1998a;Potter and Edwards, 2003). It takes its theoretical and analytical origins in, for instance, the works of Gilbert and Mulkay (e.g., Mulkay and Gilbert, 1982) in sociology and their study of scientific knowledge and rhetoric (see Potter for a detailed account).…”
Section: An Explanation Of the Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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