Law 792: Psychology & the Law
This course examines the interaction of social psychology and law. Topics include behavioral realism, dual process models of cognition, employment discrimination and discriminatory intent, affirmative action and diversity, liability and hindsight bias, tort damages and anchoring, rape victim blaming, race and police conduct, eyewitness identification and memory, false confessions, race and jury selection, and race and jury decision-making.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None
Method of Evaluation: There will be 3 exams, and each one will have mixed format (essay, short answer, and multiple choice). There will also be a select number of reading quizzes and a participation aspect of the grade.