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“Spicy” Tips for Leading a Group Discussion
Sometimes discussions heat up just a little too much for your group’s readiness level. As we discuss in our Leader Moderation Guide, these conversations are usually salvageable with a little bit of calm moderation. But how might you keep the discussions from getting to this point?
See our resources below to learn more about logical fallacies and other obstacles to reasoned discussion. If you know about these potential pitfalls, you may be able to keep the conversation from becoming too spicy to handle.
Resources for Students
Think Clearly, Speak Clearly
Logical fallacies often produce confusing, circular, and ceaselessly frustrating conversations. Check out this guide for some common logical fallacies that you may encounter.
Cognitive Behavioral Theory for Civil Discourse
Learning how to recognize the cognitive distortions that we engage in can help us to catch them before they lead us down an unhealthy mental spiral.
Let's Talk: Three Steps to Civil Discourse
This guide provides you with three simple ways to help members of your campus community engage in productive, civil discourse.