Motivated Cognition in Legal Judgments—An Analytic ReviewAnnual Review of Law and Social Science (2013)
AbstractHow and when do legal decision makers' preferred outcomes inadvertently drive their judgments? This psychological phenomenon, known as motivated cognition or motivated reasoning, has become an important topic of investigation among scholars conducting experimental research at the intersection of law and psychology. This article presents an overview of that literature, discusses some of its legal applications and implications, highlights areas that require further investigation, and considers some potential ways to curtail the covert operation of motivated cognition in the legal arena.
Publication DateNovember, 2013
Citation InformationAvani Mehta Sood. "Motivated Cognition in Legal Judgments—An Analytic Review" Annual Review of Law and Social Science Vol. 9 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/avani_sood/2/