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Partitioning Responsibility: The Influence of Cultural Differences in Social Attributions on Jurors’ Division of Responsibility in a Negligent Tort Context

Abstract Research at the intersection of psychology and law has demonstrated that juror decision-making is subject to many cognitive biases, however, it fails to consider the influence of culturally derived cognitive biases. As jurors become increasingly demographically and culturally diverse it is possible—and even likely—that their attributions might vary because of their cultural background. I predict that cultural and demographic group affiliation affects attributional tendencies such that, compared to situationally focused individuals (those from East Asian cultures, women, those from lower socioeconomic status groups, and older individuals), dispositionally focused individuals (those from Western cultures, men, those from higher socioeconomic ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Votruba, Ashley (Author) / Kwan, Sau (Advisor) / Saks, Michael (Advisor) / Varnum, Michael (Committee member) / Ellman, Ira (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social psychology / Law / Attribution / Culture / Law / Tort
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 155 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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