Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Publication Year: 2007

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Borgida, Eugene; Fiske, Susan T.

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-40-514573-2

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Beyond Common Sense addresses the many important and controversial issues that arise from the use of psychological and social science in the courtroom. Each chapter identifies areas of scientific agreement and disagreement, and discusses how psychological science advances our understanding of human behavior beyond common sense.

Beyond Common Sense features original chapters written by some of the leading experts in the field of psychology and law including Elizabeth Loftus, Saul Kassin, Faye Crosby, Alice Eagly, Gary Wells, Louise Fitzgerald, Craig Anderson, and Phoebe Ellsworth.

* The 14 issues addressed include eyewitness identification, gender stereotypes, repressed memories, Affirmative Action and the death penalty
* Commentaries written by leading social science and law scholars discuss key legal and scientific themes that emerge from the science chapters and illustrate how psychological science is or can be used in the courts


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Borgida, Eugene; Fiske, Susan T.
ISBN: 978-1-40-514573-2
Applied Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 448
Year: 2007


Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom