The Socratic Method
A guide to developing mental immunity, combining ancient wisdom and modern psychology
“Polarization is the use of either-or language that causes us to perceive and speak about the world in extreme.” (Gamble & Gamble 2013) There is a definite pattern leaning away from civility and respect toward division and disrespect. This zero-sum game has created a paralysis in many areas; an extreme state of hostility, antagonism, and conflict amongst individuals, neighborhoods, cities, and groups that weakens the social fabric. As communicators, public relations professionals are uniquely positioned to encourage and facilitate civility, respect and constructive conversations for the common good.
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