Dual-Processing Models of Admissibility: How Legal Tests for the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence Resemble Cognitive Science’s System 1 and System 2

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Roselle Wissler

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Keelah Williams

Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology; Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Hamilton College

Michael J. Saks

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This Essay explicates the correspondence between the law’s two most prominent rules for the admission of scientific expert testimony (the Frye general acceptance test and the Daubert test of evidentiary validity) and the most prominent dual-processing model in cognitive science: System 1 (fast, intuitive) and System 2 (slow, reasoned).

Keywords: scientific evidence, Daubert, psychology

Suggested Citation

Wissler, Roselle and Williams, Keelah and Saks, Michael J., Dual-Processing Models of Admissibility: How Legal Tests for the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence Resemble Cognitive Science’s System 1 and System 2 (2013). Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 17, pg. 354, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4064175

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