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by Richard GabrielPosted on December 16, 2016 | 4 CommentsRichard Gabriel continues with ways TV shows can help make us better courtroom communicators.
by Jason BarnesPosted on December 16, 2016 | 9 CommentsJason Barnes tells us why a picture paints more memorable words.
by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.Posted on December 1, 2015 | 6 Comments13 lessons gleaned from mock jurors over more than 15 years of patent and intellectual property work. In cases involving computer hardware and software, industrial processes, mechanical devices, logos and color schemes, tag lines and slogans—jurors have told us what is important to them about disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and creativity.
by L. Hailey Drescher, M.A.Posted on August 28, 2015 | 1 CommentAn exciting new project at NYU: The Civil Jury Project. Here's a conversation between Steve Susman and Tara Trask about the project.
by Aner Tal, Ph.DPosted on May 31, 2015 | 6 CommentsHow complex do your graphs and charts need to be to persuade? As it happens, not very complex.
Does Video Image Size Affect Jurors’ Decisions? A Look at How Image Size Interacts with Evidence Strength, Defendant Emotion and the Defendant/Victim Relationshipby Wendy P. Heath, Ph.D. and Bruce D. Grannemann, M.A.Posted on November 26, 2014 | 9 CommentsWendy Heath and Bruce Grannemann ponder how video image size in the courtroom is related to juror decision-making about your case. They discuss how image size interacts with image strength, defendant emotions, and the defendant/victim relationship.
by Adam B. Shniderman, Ph.D.Posted on November 26, 2014 | 2 CommentsNeuroscience evidence is not alluring to everyone. Just to some. Thorough voir dire becomes critically important to the attorney who wants to understand those composing a jury.
by Jillian M. Ware and Jessica L. Jones and N.J. Schweitzer, Ph.D.Posted on August 20, 2014 | 2 CommentsAuthored by Jillian M. Ware, Jessica L. Jones, and Nick Schweitzer with responses from Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley L. Brodsky, Adam Shniderman, and Ron Bullis. Remember how fearful everyone was about the CSI Effect when the research on the ‘pretty pictures’ of neuroimagery came out? In the past few years, several pieces of research have sought to replicate and extend the early findings. These studies, however, failed to find support for the idea that neuroimages unduly influence jurors. This overview catches us up on the literature with provocative ideas as to where neurolaw is now.
by Liana Peter-Hagene, MA and Alexander Jay, BA and Jessica Salerno, PhDPosted on May 7, 2014 | 10 Comments"Seeing or hearing that just makes me morally outraged!" And moral outrage makes jurors more likely to vote guilty according to this research.