Judicial Decision Making : Is Psychology Relevant?

In the mid-1970s, as a social psychologist dedicated to the application of knowl­ edge, I welcomed our field's emerging interest in the legal system. I have al­ ways been fascinated by jury trials-something about the idea that two con­ ceptions of the truth were in irrevocable conflict and juro...

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Main Author: Wrightsman, Lawrence S.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1999, 1999
Edition:1st ed. 1999
Series:Perspectives in Law & Psychology
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1: How Do Judges Decide?
  • 2: Opinion Formation And Expression
  • 3: Attempts to Influence Judges
  • 4: The Role of the Chief Justice
  • 5: Responses to Influence
  • 6: History of the Psychology-Law Relationship
  • 7: The American Psychological Association’S Organized Amicus Activity
  • 8: The Apa’s Amicus Attempts To Influence The Supreme Court
  • 9: Unsuccessful Attempts to Influence the Court
  • 10: The Future of the Psychology-Law Relationship
  • References
  • Name Index