Medicine, like Law, Illustrates the Importance of Biases

Applied insights from cognitive and behavioral psychology aren’t limited to the disciplines of economics or law: those insights can also be applied to the field of medicine.

For example, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that physicians who receive free meals from pharmaceutical representatives are more likely to prescribe those drugs promoted by the companies.

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Introduction to Behavioral Law: What Do Economists Have to Do with Lawyers?

Empirical evidence is completely absent from any discussion about juror psychology, and what little of it does exist is used more as tradecraft for lawyers seeking to manipulate trial verdicts than data for those interested in improving the fact-finding process itself.

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