Judicial decision-making, Cognitive illusions, Egocentric bias, Inverse fallacy, Hindsight bias, Framing, Anchoring, Heuristics
Cognitive Psychology | Judges | Litigation
Many people rely on mental shortcuts, or heuristics, to make complex decisions, but this sometimes leads to inaccurate inferences, or cognitive illusions. A recent study suggests such cognitive illusions influence judicial decision making.
Guthrie, Chris; Rachlinski, Jeffrey J.; and Wistrich, Andrew J., "Judging by Heuristic: Cognitive Illusions in Judicial Decision Making" (2002). Cornell Law Faculty Publications. Paper 862.
Published in: Judicature, vol. 86, no. 1 (July-August 2002).