This preconference features the role of social psychology in court and beyond. In two separate symposia, presenters will review their own and others’ research pertaining to plea bargaining, jury trials, arbitration, mediation and all other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Presenters will show how social psychology research findings can influence policy making as well as practice. The emphasis will be presenting original programs of research that address these crucial topics. More specifically, the first symposium will present research on the role that psychological research has played in court focusing on jury decision making, judicial decision-making, attorney behavior and the influence of extra-legal factors. The second symposium will examine the use of psychological research in policymaking that has shaped and will continue to shape conflict resolution in court and in areas of alternative dispute resolution. The preconference will include 10-minute datablitz presentations and poster presentations from graduate students and new researchers.
Connie Beck, University of Arizona
Mandeep Dhami, Middlesex University
Narina Nuñez, University of Wyoming
Valerie Reyna, Cornell University
Jennifer Robbennolt, University of Illinois, College of Law
Kimberly Schweitzer, University of Wyoming
Ashley Votruba, University of Nebraska Lincoln
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The Social Psychology and Law Preconference will feature five to six, 10 minute datablitz talks (chosen competitively) on any topic related to law and social psychology. We will also host a poster session during lunch where research can be displayed and discussed. To submit a datablitz talk or a poster please send a pdf file containing the title, 150-250 word abstract, author(s), affiliation(s), and email address of the presenter to email@example.com. For a poster submission, address your email with the subject "Poster Submission: [YOUR NAME]". For a datablitz submission address your email with the subject "Datablitz Submission: [YOUR NAME]". Posters and datablitz talks will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 1st, 2017 while space is available.
To be Announced.