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Deservingness, character and confirmation bias in legal decisions


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Research has shown that confirmation bias heuristics can lead to sub-optimal decisions and the preservation of rigid beliefs during social judgments. This study examines the influence of perceived deservingness and moral character on confirmation bias for evidence utilisation in a legal decision making context. Information was gathered regarding people''s initial impressions of a defendant. Experimental manipulations varied the guilt level, and the moral character and deservingness characteristics of a defendant. The results showed that participants generally displayed an even-handed approach to evidence selection. There was limited support for the hypothesis that people would rate the deservingness consistent with the initial manipulation. The hypothesis that ratings of the defendants'' moral character would be rated in a consistent manner with the moral manipulation was supported. The implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC48604
AuthorPhillip J. Tully
Number of Pages76
Publishing Year2010-09-13T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypePsychology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-04-08 00:00:00