The Dangerous Power of Microagression

  The term racial microaggressions was first proposed by psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce, MD, in the 1970s, but psychologists have significantly nuanced and defined the concept in recent years.  Let’s perhaps start this discussion with an example: A judge and two attorneys are conducting voir dire in a local courthouse. As the jury pool is … Continue reading

When overconfidence backfires in court

It’s called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Defined by the psychology field as a form of bias, which creates in the individual an illusory superiority, where people tend to overestimate their abilities. In the original research students who scored well on tests were shown, consistently, to underestimate their performance while those that scored poorly overestimated their performance … Continue reading

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