Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Barry F. Anderson
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
Liability (Law), Negligence, Causation, Comparative negligence, Contributory negligence
1 online resource (iv, 60 pages)
This study investigated the effect of arguments for and against defendant's behavior being negligent and for and against defendant's behavior being a cause of damages to the plaintiff. The findings were (a) that negligence arguments affected negligence ratings, causation ratings, and verdicts and (b) that causation arguments affected none of the measures.
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Blanchard, David K., "The Effects of Negligence and Causation Information on Jurors' Determination of Liability" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4199.