Understanding Group Polarization with Bipolar Argumentation Frameworks

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Abstract

Group polarization occurs when an initial attitude or belief of individuals becomes more radical after group discussion. Polarization often leads subgroups towards opposite directions. Since the 1960s this effect has been observed and repeatedly confirmed in lab experiments by social psychologists. Persuasive Arguments Theory (PAT) emerged as the most convincing explanation for this phenomenon. This paper is a first attempt to frame the PAT explanation more formally by means of Bipolar Argumentation Frameworks (BAFs). In particular, I show that polarization may emerge in a BAF by simple and rational belief updates by participants.

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  • Philosophy
  • Social Psychology
  • Computer Science

Keywords

  • Group Polarization, Argumentation Frameworks, Persuasive Arguments Theory
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Models of Argument
EditorsPietro Baroni, Thomas F. Gordon, Tatjana Scheffler, Manfred Stede
PublisherIOS Press
Pages41-52
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-686-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-685-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event6th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument - Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
Duration: 2016 Sep 132016 Sep 16
http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/comma2016/

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
PublisherIOS Press
Volume287

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument
Abbreviated titleCOMMA 2016
CountryGermany
CityPotsdam
Period2016/09/132016/09/16
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