1. Voir dire: “to speak the truth”. The forum used by judge/attorney to question prospective jurors 2. Rodney King case: Jury=10 whites, 1 asian, 1 mexican. Held in location that favored defense 3. Implicit personality theory: A person’s organized network of preconceptions about how certain attributes are related to one another and behavior. a. Hats preemptive strike, never accept jurors of Ps 4. Internal /external locust of control: differ in beliefs about whether their lives are controlled by internal factors (skill/effort) or by external (luck/fate). Has potent influence on behavior 5. Authoritarianism: follow traditional values, submit to powerful figures and punitive to those who violate established norms . More likely to vote for conviction unless it’s a police 6. Similarity leniency hypoth: assumption that jurors that are demograph/socially similar to a litigant will be predisposed to favor that litigant 7. Harowitz Study: Scientific jury selection more effective when there were clear-cut relationships between personality or demographic variables and juror’s votes, otherwise lacked accuracy 8. Req. for jury Selection: 1. Venire: panel of prospective jurors, 2. Voir dire to select jurors/elimination of others 9. Social desirability effect: Desire to appear favorable in presence of high status person, shapes how people answer questions and influences what they disclose about themselves 10. Kinds of questions they ask b. Open ended questions: require elaboration, covers wide-range, questions individually. encourages jurors to talk more about feelings and experiences. c. Closed ended questions: Yes/no format questions 11. OJ Simpson case: 294-item quesitonaire. Black more likely to side with defendant, held in area with mostly black. Defandants showed that there was reasonable doubt in DNA evidence 12. Belief in a just world: Person who belives in this needs explanation and justification, they’re threatened by the possibility hthat events happen by chance. d. Will berate the victim of a crime or be tougher on the defendant 13. Jury consultant: During the jury selection process, the jury consultant observes the responses of the…
The Debate of Social Security
COMM/215 ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE WRITING
Social Security can be a vital and reliable resource of income for disabled and retired citizens. However, although social security is available today, it may not be available in the near future. In this paper, you will find the history of social security, and its intended purpose to exist. The debates for the plans for social security will also be discussed; also, the attempts…
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Psychology is the study of mind and behavior. It was established as a science separated from biology and philosophy but in the middle of the 19th century, that’s when a debate started over how to describe and explain mind and human behavior. There were three men who really took forth in taking scientific research and applying them to the study of human behavior.
Hermann von Helmoltz and his assistant, Wilhelm Wundt were German physiologists who merged physiology’s…
Presidential Debate Extra Credit
Analyzing the presidential debate, the two candidates continue to attack each other in multiple ways. First, each candidate go over the time limit to speak their mind according to an issue. When the time limit of a certain topic is over, the contending candidate continues to blow out the moderator and speak their mind. Governor Romney provides an excellent example of interrupting the moderator by speaking his opinion regardless of the time frame. Upon analysis…
You don’t deal with him because you have no knowledge about Psychology. What is psychology? How do people study psychology?” (Allen).
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. It has major schools of thought which are structuralism, functionalism, psychodynamic, behaviorism, cognitive, and social cultural. In addition, there are primary biological foundations of psychology linked to behavior.
The first school of Psychology is Structuralism. Structuralism was formally set up by Wilhelm…
A Stinky Debate
For a number of years I have known about marijuana and the effects of the leafy, green plant. Attending a public school definitely contributed to my familiarity with the sight and smell of the substance. Nearly half of my peers sucked in smoke on a daily basis! However, I took no part in this intoxicating experience. Having a doctor as a dad, I knew of some very negative side effects that followed the inhalation of marijuana. I suppose that was a great portion of the reason why…
February, 12, 2013
Is Alcoholism a Disease?
A lot of experts argue if alcoholism is a disease, or not. It can make you very sick, doing all kinds of physical damage, leading to death in some cases. Many people would consider alcoholism a disease, which in reality is not true. Some experts say that addiction, in this case alcoholism, are a disease, but I feel as though it is a serious problem that can lead to disease. This debate can go on and on, but here…
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A DEBATE OVER
In the elements of moral philosophy
By J. Rachels
Presented by – Nida Naqvi
UTILITARIAN APPROACH TO ETHICS
Jeremy Bentham’s motto “the greatest good for the greatest
A legal reformer who lived during the 18th and the 19th centuries
Objective – provide publicly acceptable norm for determining
what kind of laws England should enact. Example Theft analysis
John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873)
“ The Utilitarian doctrine is that happiness is desirable…
The Debate Surrounding Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder has become a prevalent diagnosis among children, adolescents, and even adults in recent years. There is much debate as to the origins of the symptoms and how best to treat them. Some research shows that the symptoms which fall under the umbrella of an ADD diagnosis have been around always and even played a role in human ingenuity and our evolution as a species. Some of these “symptoms” helped shape the world we live…
The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest and most controversial issues in Psychology. The nature versus nurture debate revolves around the contributions of genetic factors and environmental factors to human development. The primary method of attempting to determine which of these effects human development the most has been cross-cultural studies. Cross-cultural studies are studies conducted across more than one culture, based on the assumption that the differences between cultures genetically…