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ALL TIME TOP PAPERS for all papers in this SSRN eLibrary subject area
2 Jan 1997 through 21 Oct 2014

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1 32,325 Conspiracy Theories
Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule
Harvard Law School and Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Jan 2008
Last Revised: 18 Jan 2010
2 22,770 The Dishonesty of Honest People: A Theory of Self-Concept Maintenance
Nina Mazar, On Amir and Dan Ariely
University of Toronto - Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Rady School of Management and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Date posted to database: 12 Apr 2007
Last Revised: 8 Apr 2011
3 11,595 Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government
Dan M. Kahan, Ellen Peters, Erica Cantrell Dawson and Paul Slovic
Yale University - Law School, Ohio State University - Psychology Department, Cornell University and Decision Research
Date posted to database: 8 Sep 2013
Last Revised: 25 Oct 2013
4 10,751 Drugged Out: How Cognitive Bias Hurts Drug Innovation
Cynthia M. Ho
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Date posted to database: 1 Sep 2013
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
5 9,360 Cultural Cognition of Scientific Consensus
Dan M. Kahan, Hank Jenkins-Smith and Donald Braman
Yale University - Law School, University of Oklahoma and George Washington University - Law School
Date posted to database: 8 Feb 2010
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
6 7,082 Social Privacy in Networked Publics: Teens’ Attitudes, Practices, and Strategies
danah boyd and Alice E. Marwick
Microsoft Research and Fordham University, Communication and Media Studies
Date posted to database: 10 Sep 2011
Last Revised: 3 Jan 2013
7 5,504 Cultural Cognition as a Conception of the Cultural Theory of Risk
Dan M. Kahan
Yale University - Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Apr 2008
Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
8 3,989 Workplace Bullying and Ethical Leadership
David C. Yamada
Suffolk University Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Nov 2008
Last Revised: 20 May 2009
9 3,333 In God's Shadow: Unveiling the Hidden World of Victims of Domestic Violence in Observant Religious Communities
Michal Gilad
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Date posted to database: 29 Oct 2013
Last Revised: 9 Aug 2014
10 2,966 Historical Simulations - Motivational, Ethical and Legal Issues
Peter Jenkins
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2006
Last Revised: 30 Aug 2014

RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days
22 Aug 2014 through 21 Oct 2014

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1 877 Nudging: A Very Short Guide
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 23 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2014
2 389 The Council of Psychological Advisers
Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard Law School
Date posted to database: 17 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 4 Oct 2014
3 191 Eight Traits of Great Trial Lawyers: A Federal Judge’s View on How to Shed the Moniker 'I Am a Litigator'
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 6 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 6 Sep 2014
4 190 Law and Neuroscience: Recommendations Submitted to the President's Bioethics Commission
Owen D. Jones, Richard J. Bonnie, BJ Casey, Andre Davis, David L. Faigman, Morris B. Hoffman, Read Montague, Stephen Morse, Marcus E. Raichle, Jennifer A. Richeson, Elizabeth S. Scott, Laurence Steinberg, Kim A. Taylor-Thompson, Anthony D. Wagner and Gideon Yaffe
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Virginia - School of Law, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, US Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Washington University School of Medicine, Northwestern University - Department of Psychology, Columbia University - Law School, Temple University, New York University School of Law, Stanford University - Psychology and Yale Law School
Date posted to database: 31 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 20 Oct 2014
5 136 Coming Out in the Classroom: Law Professors, Law Students and Depression
Brian S. Clarke
Charlotte School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 11 Sep 2014
6 120 Contaminated Confessions Revisited
Brandon L. Garrett
University of Virginia School of Law
Date posted to database: 24 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
7 118 Reflective Practice in Legal Education: The Stages of Reflection
Timothy Casey
California Western School of Law
Date posted to database: 28 Aug 2014
Last Revised: 28 Aug 2014
8 118 Confronting Cognitive 'Anchoring Effect' and 'Blind Spot' Biases in Federal Sentencing: A Modest Solution for Reforming a Fundamental Flaw
Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Iowa)
Date posted to database: 1 Oct 2014
Last Revised: 9 Oct 2014
9 111 The Psychic Cost of Tax Evasion
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law
Date posted to database: 11 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 23 Sep 2014
10 107 'May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor': Lotteries in Law
Ronen Perry and Tal Zarsky
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and University of Haifa - Faculty of Law
Date posted to database: 12 Sep 2014
Last Revised: 12 Sep 2014





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