Leaders' Debate

April 2015

Each politician will be trying to get their voice heard, and stand out in the debate, but I highlighted gender differences in how politicians can do this, focussing specifically on types of interruption.  I discussed how 'overlaps' are an effective form of interruption used by individuals high in dominance and considered how the use of such specific behaviours might tell us something about the various participants in the debate.  I reflected on female politicians of the past like Margaret Thatcher, and how she both used and responded to interruptions.