Law Psychology and Morality

Author: Eyal Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199972050
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

Prospect theory posits that people do not perceive outcomes as final states of wealth or welfare, but rather as gains or losses in relation to some reference point. People are generally loss averse: the disutility generated by a loss is greater than the utility produced by a commensurate gain. Loss aversion is related to such phenomena as the status quo and omission biases, the endowment effect, and escalation of commitment. The book systematically analyzes the relationships between loss aversion and the law.

Research Methods in Consumer Law

Author: Hans-W. Micklitz
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781785366611
Release Date: 2018
Genre:

Consumer law is worthy of greater academic attention at a time when many new questions arise and old ones need new answers. This unique handbook takes the reader on a journey through existing literature, research questions and methods. It builds on the state of the art to offer a springboard for jumping to the heart of contemporary issues and equips researchers with a starter’s kit to weave together rich traditions, ranging from socio-economics to behavioural analysis.

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law

Author: Eyal Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199945474
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

The past twenty years have witnessed a surge in behavioral studies of law and law-related issues. These studies have challenged the application of the rational-choice model to legal analysis and introduced a more accurate and empirically grounded model of human behavior. This integration of economics, psychology, and law is breaking exciting new ground in legal theory and the social sciences, shedding a new light on age-old legal questions as well as cutting edge policy issues. The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Law brings together leading scholars of law, psychology, and economics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of this field of research, including its strengths and limitations as well as a forecast of its future development. Its 29 chapters organized in four parts. The first part provides a general overview of behavioral economics. The second part comprises four chapters introducing and criticizing the contribution of behavioral economics to legal theory. The third part discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. Finally, the fourth part analyzes the contribution of behavioral economics to fifteen legal spheres ranging from core doctrinal areas such as contracts, torts and property to areas such as taxation and antitrust policy.

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and the Law

Author: Eyal Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199945474
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

The past twenty years have witnessed a surge in behavioral studies of law and law-related issues. These studies have challenged the application of the rational-choice model to legal analysis and introduced a more accurate and empirically grounded model of human behavior. This integration of economics, psychology, and law is breaking exciting new ground in legal theory and the social sciences, shedding a new light on age-old legal questions as well as cutting edge policy issues. The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Law brings together leading scholars of law, psychology, and economics to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of this field of research, including its strengths and limitations as well as a forecast of its future development. Its 29 chapters organized in four parts. The first part provides a general overview of behavioral economics. The second part comprises four chapters introducing and criticizing the contribution of behavioral economics to legal theory. The third part discusses specific behavioral phenomena, their ramifications for legal policymaking, and their reflection in extant law. Finally, the fourth part analyzes the contribution of behavioral economics to fifteen legal spheres ranging from core doctrinal areas such as contracts, torts and property to areas such as taxation and antitrust policy.

Moral Imagination

Author: Mark Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226401693
Release Date: 1994-11-01
Genre: Philosophy

The Enlightenment idea that reason creates fixed moral rules that specify "the right thing to do" is mistaken, according to Johnson, because it misses the ways in which human conceptual systems are grounded in bodily experience, and it ignores the expansive and constructive nature of our best moral thinking. Since new findings in cognitive science explain reasoning in terms of prototypes, frame semantics, metaphor, and basic-level experience, Johnson contends that we must revise our views of ethics and adopt an alternative conception of moral reflection - one that is thoroughly imaginative.

Behavioral Law and Economics

Author: Eyal Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190901349
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Business & Economics

Economic analysis of law: an overview -- Behavioral studies -- An overview of behavioral law and economics -- Normative implications -- Behavioral insights and basic features of the law -- Property law -- Contract law -- Consumer contracts -- Tort law -- Commercial law -- Administrative, constitutional, and international law -- Criminal law and enforcement -- Tax law and redistribution -- Litigants' behavior -- Judicial decision-making -- Evidence law

The Moral Landscape

Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439171226
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Religion

Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.

The Law of Good People

Author: Yuval Feldman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781107137103
Release Date: 2018-06-07
Genre: Law

Overcoming people's inability to recognize their own wrongdoing is the most important but regrettably neglected area of the behavioral approach to law.

Risk and Rationality

Author: Lara Buchak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199672165
Release Date: 2013-11
Genre: Mathematics

Lara Buchak sets out a new account of rational decision-making in the face of risk. She argues that the orthodox view (expected utility theory) is too narrow, and suggests an alternative, more permissive theory: one that allows individuals to pay attention to the worst-case or best-case scenario, and vindicates the ordinary decision-maker.

Law Economics and Morality

Author: Eyal Zamir
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195372168
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This work examines the possibility of combining economic methodology and deontological morality through explicit and direct incorporation of moral constraints into economic models.

Risk Taking in International Politics

Author: Rose McDermott
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472087878
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Political Science

Discusses the way leaders deal with risk in making foreign policy decisions

Thinking Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141033570
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

Practical Ethics for Psychologists

Author: Samuel Knapp
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 143382745X
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics

Guided by the APA Ethics Code, this book provides short sketches illustrating the myriad ways in which ethical standards work in psychological practice.

Lawyer Know Thyself

Author: Susan Swaim Daicoff
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 159147096X
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Law

Lawyer, Know Thyself explores what some consider to be a three-part crisis in the legal profession. Despite the many perks of being a lawyer - among them intellectual challenge, social status, and high salaries - job dissatisfaction, poor mental health, and substance abuse are surprisingly common among lawyers. In addition, the public arguably has less respect for attorneys than for any other professional group. Finally, there seems to be a crisis of professionalism among lawyers, as borne out by frequent complaints of incivility, combative litigation, and ethically questionable conduct.