Our laboratory is currently pursuing three programs of research exploring basic judgment and decision-making processes in legal contexts at both the individual and group level.
Emotion and Intergroup Dynamics in Legal Decision Making
In one program of research, we investigate how emotion affects intergroup dynamics during individual and group decision making. For example:
Moral Outrage & Stigmatized Offenders
In a second program of research, we investigate how moral outrage drives biases against stigmatized groups in ambiguous legal contexts. For example:
Juror versus Jury Evaluation of Expert Testimony
In a third program of research, we investigate how individuals and groups reach accurate evaluations of scientific evidence in court. For example: