Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives

Overview

The last decade has seen burgeoning interest in issues at the intersection of emotion and law. Given the longstanding interest in emotion among social (and other) psychologists, most of this research has come from a psychological perspective, but it also includes scholars from law, sociology, philosophy, and neuroscience. The issues are theoretical as well as practical, influencing both psychological theories of emotion and legal practice and policy. The law adopts a double standard in its treatment of emotion. ...

See more details below
Paperback (2010)
$78.77
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$89.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $64.40   
  • New (8) from $64.40   
  • Used (2) from $109.25   
Sending request ...

Overview

The last decade has seen burgeoning interest in issues at the intersection of emotion and law. Given the longstanding interest in emotion among social (and other) psychologists, most of this research has come from a psychological perspective, but it also includes scholars from law, sociology, philosophy, and neuroscience. The issues are theoretical as well as practical, influencing both psychological theories of emotion and legal practice and policy. The law adopts a double standard in its treatment of emotion. In some areas, the law explicitly addresses emotion as a legitimate consideration, but in other areas, the law denies emotion any role in legal decision-making. For example, legal analysis requires decision makers to consider the emotion of others when weighing the credibility of eyewitnesses, classifying certain offenses as "hate crimes," classifying crimes for purposes of criminal culpability (e.g., "crimes of passion"), awarding damages for emotional injuries (e.g., mental suffering, emotional distress), and allowing jurors' moral response to influence such consequential decisions as punitive damages, capital sentencing, and jury nullification. At the same time, the courts make what may be an untenable presumption when they require jurors to evaluate certain kinds of evidence dispassionately. Emotion and the Law features distinguished authors who are working at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary psycholegal scholarship that examines the role of emotion in the law

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Many psychologists testify in court as expert witnesses, help in jury selection, work in prisons, and are involved in rehabilitation activities. But they are almost all clinical psychologists fosucing on individual cases rather than bringing empirical research to bear in judicial proceedings. One main reason, as Emotion and the Law: Psychological Perspectives inadvertently makes clear, is that researchers and those trained in the law have utterly different, and incompatible worldviews.

As it stands, Emotion and the Law may nevertheless be useful for graduate students in forensic psychology and criminal justice as well as to legal scholars concerned with how psychological processes may influence judicial decision making. If it serves to bring these groups closer together, so much the better." — PsycCRITIQUES, July 20, 2011

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441981240
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Series: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation Series , #56
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 0.48 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Emotion and the Law: A Field Whose Time Has Come.- Affect in Legal and Forensic Settings: The Cognitive Benefits of Not Being Too Happy.- Emotional Influences on Judgments of Legal Blame: How They Happen, Whether They Should, and What to Do About It.- Explorations in Juror Emotion and Juror Judgment.- Inner Terror and Outward Hate: The Effects of Mortality Salience on Bias Motivated Attacks.- Truth in Emotional Memories.- A Moody View of The Law: Looking Back and Looking Ahead at Law and The Emotions.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)