Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Barry F. Anderson
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (67 p.)
Liability (Law), Negligence, Causation
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.
Blanchard, David K., "The effects of negligence and causation information on jurors' determination of liability" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4199.