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Reasonable doubt

February 26, 2014
Joe Magliano

Joe Magliano

Even subtle features of language can have profound effects on how we think and feel, which in a legal context might affect legal decision-making, according to NIU postdoctoral student Andrew Sherrill and psychology professor Joe Magliano.

The two blog on the topic today in the online edition of Psychology Today, discussing research on how language nuances might affect reasoning and comprehension in legal cases.

NIU psychology professors are regular Psychology Today contributors. They’ve been blogging monthly on the site for more than a year.

Other recent topics have included “Why exercise boosts both body and mind,” “The Science Behind the New Year’s Resolution,” “When Does Teasing Go Too Far?” and “How Old Are You? On the Job, It’s Not So Obvious.”