Chapter 21. Behavioral Realism in Law: Reframing the Discussion About Social Science's Place in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy

  1. Eugene Borgida and
  2. Susan T. Fiske
  1. Linda Hamilton Krieger

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch21

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

How to Cite

Krieger, L. H. (2007) Behavioral Realism in Law: Reframing the Discussion About Social Science's Place in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy, in Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom (eds E. Borgida and S. T. Fiske), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696422.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145732

Online ISBN: 9780470696422

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Keywords:

  • behavioral realism;
  • social science;
  • psychologists;
  • civil rights;
  • psychological theories

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Behavioral Theories in Law

  • Behavioral Realism in Law

  • Behavioral Realism and “Preventive Law:” The Case of Sexual Harassment

  • Behavioral Realism in Law: The Case of the “Same Actor Inference”

  • Conclusion: Toward a New Role for Social Science in Antidiscrimination Adjudication