forensic psych quiz 2 part 2

  1. opening statements
    • prosecution first, ten defense
    • tells jury basic facts

    people make up stories to remember, easier if makes sense   
  2. confirmation bias
    notice things that confirm your belief and overlook that which disproves it
  3. story model
    decide the case by thinking of which story is more plausible

  4. sponsorship theory
    evaluation depends on who brings up the evidence because the jury will question the judgment

    why you wouldnt want to admit weakness 
  5. inoculation theory
    give a weak version of the oppositions argument so your jurors can generate counter arguments
  6. persuasion
    changing someones attitudes
  7. cental route
    cold, rational thinking, thoughtful

    • lasts longer
    • but you dont want people thinking deeply if yu have a bad argument  
  8. peripheral route
    based on heuristics : rules of thumb
  9. need for cognition
    peoples  tendency to think cognitively
  10. ways to affect the processing route
    to central: make evidence seem irrelevant, speak fast/big words
  11. being attractive
    get punished less harshly

    bad for weak arguments cause people pay attention to you 
  12. social loafing
    • loss of motivation of group members to contribute
    • *reduce central procesing 
  13. free riding
    • individual members are not held accountable for group decisions
    • *reduce central processing
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forensic psych quiz 2 part 2