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Rogerian argument is a conflict solving technique based on finding common ground instead of polarizing debate. Baumlin describes the Rogerian Argument: "The Rogerian strategy, in which participants in a discussion collaborate to find areas of shared experience, thus allows speaker and audience to open up their worlds to each other' and in this attempt at mutual understanding there is the possibility, at least, of persuasion. For in this state of sympathetic understanding we recognize both the multiplicity of world-views and our freedom to choose among them -- either to retain our old or take a new.
American psychologist Carl R. Rogers described his "principles of communications" as a form of discussion based on finding common ground. He proposed trying to understand our adversary's position, by listening to them, before adopting a point of view without considering those factors.
Young, Becker and Pike identified four stages: