Cross examination - Psychological aspects of cross...

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Cross examination : distinct from direct examination Direct examination is questioning someone friendly to your cause Cross examination is questioning someone hostile to your cause Three purposes of cross examinations 1. To clarify previous arguments 2. Get opponent to commit to a particular position 3. Establish a basis for future arguments
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Unformatted text preview: Psychological aspects of cross examination when asking questions Don’t be overly aggressive Don’t be indecisive Project a pleasant, relaxed, and self-confident manner When answering questions Don’t be overly evasive Don’t be overly cooperative Appear open and honest...
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