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ERIC Number: EJ418072
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
The Role of "Pathos" in the Decision-Making Process: A Study in the Rhetoric of Science Policy.
Waddell, Craig
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v76 n4 p381-400 Nov 1990
Explores the ways in which nonscientists inform themselves and make decisions about complex and technological controversies. Explores the prejudice against emotion in a 1976-77 case before the Cambridge Experimentation Review Board. Suggests that, in spite of some cultural bias against pathos, emotional appeals play a vital role in the shaping of science policy decisions. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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