Cognitive Biases: Urine Tests, Legal Education Neuromyths, and Lawyers

9 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2019

Date Written: November 15, 2019

Abstract

Over the past few years, I have been studying cognitive biases, and now I see them everywhere. They are pervasive in both our public and private lives. They affect how we see politics, do our jobs, and relate to others. Understanding cognitive biases is especially important for legal educators and lawyers.

This article introduces cognitive biases, then shows how they affect medical decisions. The article then discusses cognitive biases in connection with legal education and lawyers.

Keywords: cognitive biases, medicine, legal education, doctors, lawyers, ethical blindness, semmelweis reflex

Suggested Citation

Fruehwald, Edwin S., Cognitive Biases: Urine Tests, Legal Education Neuromyths, and Lawyers (November 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3488041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3488041

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