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The psychology of the Supreme Court

Author: Lawrence S Wrightsman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
Series: American Psychology-Law Society series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making, this book seeks to understand almost all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. It addresses many  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Wrightsman
ISBN: 9780195306040 019530604X
OCLC Number: 895784976
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 312 p.)
Contents: 1. The Supreme Court: The Least Understood Branch ; 2. The Selective Nature of Supreme Court Justices ; 3. Steps in the Decision-Making Process ; 4. Day to Day in the Life of the Court ; 5. A Psychological Analysis of Decision Formation ; 6. The Rational-Choice Model in Judicial Decision Making ; 7. The Bush v. Gore Decision ; 8. How Individual Justices Affect Decisions ; 9. The Chief Justice: More Influential than Other Justices? ; 10. Can the Court's Decisions Be Predicted? ; 11. Evaluating the Process ; References ; Index
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series
Responsibility: Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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