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Neuroscience and Communication Skills to Improve Communication with Clients

18 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2015  

Eleanor Crosby Lanier

University of Georgia School of Law

David Godfrey

Independent

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

This paper will provide a brief overview of some of the most common communication constructs used in mediation, a theory of how the typical brain reacts to conflict as posited by social neuroscience, common heuristics or shortcuts our brains use in negotiations, and special considerations and tools for working with clients who have diminished capacity.

Keywords: mediation, ethics, communication, elder law, diminished capacity, dementia

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Lanier, Eleanor Crosby and Godfrey, David, Neuroscience and Communication Skills to Improve Communication with Clients (December 1, 2015). UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-34. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2697671

Eleanor Lanier (Contact Author)

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David Godfrey

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