Robert MacCoun

Stanford Law School

Professor

559 Nathan Abbott Way

Stanford, CA 94305-8610

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Blind Analysis as a Correction for Confirmatory Bias in Physics and in Psychology

Lilienfeld, S. O., & Waldman, I. (Eds.), Psychological Science Under Scrutiny: Recent Challenges and Proposed Solutions. John Wiley and Sons, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2563337
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 Feb 2015
Robert MacCoun and Saul Perlmutter
Stanford Law School and University of California, Berkeley
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Confirmation bias; confirmatory bias; data analysis

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Drug Use and Drug Policy in a Prohibition Regime

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1118460
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Apr 2008
Robert MacCoun and Karin D. Martin
Stanford Law School and University of Washington
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Drugs, Crime, Addiction

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Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, children, family law, heuristics, gender differences

Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2008
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

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Multiple Constraint Satisfaction in Judging

Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 08-22, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 11333184
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 May 2008
University of Illinois College of Law, Stanford Law School and Princeton University
Downloads 327 (175,820)
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Judging; Judicial decision making

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Symbolism and Incommensurability in Civil Sanctioning: Decision Makers as Goal Managers

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Apr 2003
University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University and Stanford Law School
Downloads 314 (183,466)
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legal decision making, civil justice, constraint satisfaction, factfinder goals

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Do Citizens Know Whether Their State Has Decriminalized Marijuana? A Test of the Perceptual Assumption in Deterrence Theory

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2008
Stanford Law School, University of Southern California - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, The MayaTech Corporation, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and University of Maryland
Downloads 282 (205,323)
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Drugs, Marijuana, Deterrence, Compliance

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p-Hacking: A Strategic Analysis

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Aug 2019
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
Downloads 275 (210,724)
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replicability, research integrity, statistical inference, motivated reasoning

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Standards of Proof: Theories and Evidence

Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 569
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2022
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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Reasonable doubt; standard of proof, legal fact-finding

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The Burden of Social Proof: Shared Thresholds and Social Influence

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 02 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2011
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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norms, social influence, jury deliberation, conformity

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Calibration Trumps Confidence as a Basis for Witness Credibility

Psychological Science, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 46, 2007
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Apr 2007
University of Virginia - Psychology, Stanford Law School, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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evidence, juries

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Computational Models of Social Influence and Collective Behavior

Forthcoming, R R. Vallacher, S. J. Read, & A. Nowak (Eds.), Computational models in social psychology. New York: Psychology Press.
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2015
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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Influence; conformity; deliberation; modeling

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Distinguishing Spurious and Real Peer Effects: Evidence from Artificial Societies, Small-Group Experiments, and Real Schoolyards

Review of Law & Economics, Forthcoming , UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1118436
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 10 Apr 2008
Stanford Law School, Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Norms, social influence, peer effects

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What Can We Learn from the Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshop System?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Jun 2011
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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drug laws, legalization, deterrence, cannabis

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Public Intuitions about Fair Child Support Allocations: Converging Evidence for a 'Fair Shares' Rule

7th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2110376
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 22 Nov 2013
Sanford L. Braver, Ira Mark Ellman and Robert MacCoun
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley and Stanford Law School
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Converting Sentiments to Dollars: Scaling and Incommensurability Problems in the Evaluation of Child Support Payments

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2008
Sanford L. Braver, Robert MacCoun and Ira Mark Ellman
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology, Stanford Law School and Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley
Downloads 115 (451,542)
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Abstract Principles and Concrete Cases in Intuitive Lawmaking

Law and Human Behavior, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, decisionmaking, judgments

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Should Sixth Grade Be in Elementary or Middle School? An Analysis of Grade Configuration and Student Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w12471
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2022
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy, Stanford Law School, Duke University - Center for Child and Family Policy and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Moral Outrage and Opposition to Harm Reduction

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2035001
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Apr 2012
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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vice, harm reduction, morality, disgust

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Intuitive Lawmaking II: The Relationship between Citizens' Endorsement of Principles and Their Resolution of Cases

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 May 2009
Ira Mark Ellman, Sanford L. Braver and Robert MacCoun
Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology and Stanford Law School
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child support, tradeoffs, incommensurability, coherent arbitrariness, lawmaking

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Balancing Evidence and Norms in Cultural Evolution

Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2516441
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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Culture, imitation, conformity, norms, diffusion, threshold

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Social Propensities

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Jun 2017
Robert MacCoun and Sarah Polcz
Stanford Law School and University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Game Theory, Distributive Justice, Interdependence, Discrete Choice

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The Epistemic Contract: Fostering an Appropriate Level of Public Trust in Experts

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2524686
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Nov 2014
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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Expertise, Trust, Overconfidence, Calibration, Forecasting

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Some Well-Aged Wines for the 'New Norm' Bottles , Implications of Social Psychology to Law and Economics

in THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR 358 (Francesco Parisi and Vernon Smith eds., Stanford University Press, 2005).
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 25 Dec 2015
Yuval Feldman and Robert MacCoun
Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Stanford Law School
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Social norms, social psychology , normative influence, normmanagement implications.

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The Puzzling Unidimensionality of the DSM Substance Use Diagnoses

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2280538
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Jun 2013
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School
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DSM, substance use, dependence, diagnosis, psychometrics

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How Medical Marijuana Smoothed the Transition to Marijuana Legalization in the United States

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 13, pp. 181-202, 2017
Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Beau Kilmer and Robert MacCoun
RAND Corporation and Stanford Law School

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Assessing Drug Prohibition and its Alternatives: A Guide for Agnostics

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 7, pp. 61-78, 2011
Posted: 10 Jan 2012
Robert MacCoun and Peter H. Reuter
Stanford Law School and University of Maryland

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Cheap Talk and Credibility: The Consequences of Confidence and Accuracy on Advisor Credibility and Persuasiveness

Posted: 12 Jun 2011
Sunita Sah, Don A. Moore and Robert MacCoun
Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Stanford Law School

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Voice, Control, and Belonging: The Double-Edged Sword of Procedural Fairness

Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2005), Vol. 1, pp. 171-201, 2005
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Robert MacCoun
Stanford Law School

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Cheap Talk and Credibility: The Consequences of Confidence and Accuracy on Advisor Credibility and Persuasiveness

Sah, S., Moore, D., & MacCoun, R. (2013). Cheap Talk and Credibility: The Consequences of Confidence and Accuracy on Advisor Credibility and Persuasiveness. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121(2), 246-255. doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2013.02.001.
Posted: 25 May 2010 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2013
Sunita Sah, Don A. Moore and Robert MacCoun
Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Stanford Law School

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judgment, confidence, advisors, advice, influence, accuracy, credibility, calibration