Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers / Edition 1

Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers / Edition 1

by Paul Brest, Linda Hamilton Krieger
     
 

In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger have written a systematic guide to creative problem solving that prepares students to exercise effective judgment and decision making skills in the complex social environments in which they will work. The book represents a major milestone in the education of

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In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger have written a systematic guide to creative problem solving that prepares students to exercise effective judgment and decision making skills in the complex social environments in which they will work. The book represents a major milestone in the education of lawyers and policymakers,

Developed by two leaders in the field, this first book of its type includes material drawn from statistics, decision science, social and cognitive psychology, the "judgment and decision making" (JDM) literature, and behavioral economics. It combines quantitative approaches to empirical analysis and decision making (statistics and decision science) with the psychological literature illustrating the systematic errors of the intuitive decision maker. The book can stand alone as a text or serve as a supplement to a core law or public policy curriculum.

Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers prepares students and professionals to be creative problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors' ultimate goals are to help readers "get it right" in their roles as professionals and citizens, and to arm them against common sources of judgment error.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195366327
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/26/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE
INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISIONMAKING

Chapter 0. Preface

Chapter 1. The Lawyer and Policymaker as Problem solver and Decisionmaker: The Roles of Deliberation, Intuition, and Expertise

Chapter 2. Framing Problems and Identifying Objectives And Identifying Problem Causes

Chapter 3. Generating Alternatives: Creativity in Legal and Policy Problem Solving

Chapter 4. Choosing Among Alternatives

PART TWO
Making Sense of an Uncertain World

Introduction to Part Two

Chapter 5. Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Chapter 6. Scores, Dollars, and Other Quantitative Variables

Chapter 7. Interpreting Statistical Results

Chapter 8. Explaining and predicting one-time events

Chapter 9. Biases in Perception and Memory

Chapter 10. Biases in Processing and Judging Information

Chapter 11. The Social Perceiver: Processes and Problems in Social Cognition

PART THREE
MAKING DECISIONS

Introduction to Part Three

Chapter 12. Choices, Consequences, and Tradeoffs

Chapter 13. Complexities of Decisionmaking: Relationships to our Future Selves

Chapter 14. Complexities of Decisionmaking: The Power of Frames

Chapter 15. Decisionmaking Under risk

Chapter 16. The Role of Affect in Risky Decisions

Conclusion to Part Three

Part Four
Influencing Decisions

Introduction to Part Four

Chapter 17: Social Influence

Chapter 18: Influencing Behavior Through Cognition

Chapter 19. Group Decisionmaking

Chapter 20. Conclusion: Learning from Experience

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