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Here’s another installment of things we think you might want to know but to which we don’t wish to devote an entire blog post. Keep reading to have tidbits worthy of sound bytes over drinks. The onset of ‘real’ adulthood Five years ago we were distressed to discover that middle age begins at 35 and […]

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The Bias Blind Spot Scale 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
posted by Douglas Keene
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We’ve written about the bias blind spot here before and now there is an actual scale to measure your specific bias blind spot (since, as it turns out, we all have one or more). You may wish to disagree with the statement that we all have a bias blind spot. That is precisely why it’s […]

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A new issue of The Jury Expert 

Monday, June 29, 2015
posted by Rita Handrich
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We try to post the Table of Contents for new issues of The Jury Expert here when it publishes and there is a new issue up now. Here’s what you’ll see if you visit. Does Deposition Video Camera Angle Affect Witness Credibility? by Chris Dominic, Jeffrey Jarman, and Jonathan Lytle–all of Tsongas Consulting. Many of […]

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We are going to miss Jon Stewart. Even as we prepare for the return of Stephen Colbert and watch John Oliver on Last Week Tonight—Jon Stewart is the best voice of the satirical news and we will miss him immensely. Mostly, we think what puts him at the head of the class is that his […]

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This is one of those clever studies where you would never guess the real purpose of the experiment. Researchers from Eastern Kentucky University wanted to see if homely men would be punished more for violating social norms than would attractive men. So they chose a black and white photo of a homely man and an […]

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