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Nominal and Interactive Groups: Effects of Preinstruction and Deliberations on Decisions and Evidence Recall in Complex Trials

Bourgeois, Martin J., Horowitz, Irwin A., ForsterLee, Lynne and Grahe, Jon (1995). Nominal and Interactive Groups: Effects of Preinstruction and Deliberations on Decisions and Evidence Recall in Complex Trials. Journal of Applied Psychology,80(1):58-67.

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Title Nominal and Interactive Groups: Effects of Preinstruction and Deliberations on Decisions and Evidence Recall in Complex Trials
Author Bourgeois, Martin J.
Horowitz, Irwin A.
ForsterLee, Lynne
Grahe, Jon
Journal Name Journal of Applied Psychology
Publication Date 1995
Volume Number 80
Issue Number 1
ISSN 0021-9010   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-21844490136
Start Page 58
End Page 67
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher American Psychological Association
Field of Research 1701 - Psychology
Abstract Two studies assessed the effects of preinstruction on decision making in simulated civil trials. In Study 1, substantive instructions were presented before the evidence, after the evidence, before and after the evidence, or not at all to nominal jurors who did not deliberate and to interactive jurors who did deliberate. Preinstructed nominal jurors differentiated among the plaintiffs in awarding damages, whereas postinstructed nominal and interactive jurors did not. Group discussion and preinstruction augmented damage awards and improved recall of evidence only for preinstructed jurors. Study 2 suggested that substantive preinstruction engaged a proplaintiff bias when trial evidence was technically difficult but enhanced systematic processing when the evidence was presented in less complex language.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.80.1.58   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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