Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers

Paperback | May 28, 2010

byPaul Brest, Linda Hamilton Krieger

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In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger prepare students and professionals to be creative problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors provide readers withknowledge of decision theory, probability and statistics, social and cognitive psychology, and arm them against common sources of judgment error. The ultimate goal is to help readers "get it right" in their roles as professionals, citizens, and individuals.

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In Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment: A Guide for Lawyers and Policymakers, Paul Brest and Linda Hamilton Krieger prepare students and professionals to be creative problem solvers, wise counselors, and effective decision makers. The authors provide readers withknowledge of decision theory, probability and stat...

Paul Brest is professor emeritus and former Dean of the Stanford Law School. He is President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California. He currently teaches a graduate course on Judgment and Decision Making at Stanford University. Linda Hamilton Krieger is a Professor of Law and Director of the Ulu Lehua ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 9.25 × 6.17 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: Introduction to Problem Solving and DecisionmakingPreface1. The Lawyer and Policymaker as Problem solver and Decisionmaker: The Roles of Deliberation, Intuition, and Expertise2. Framing Problems and Identifying Objectives And Identifying Problem Causes3. Generating Alternatives: Creativity in Legal and Policy Problem Solving4. Choosing Among AlternativesPart Two: Making Sense of an Uncertain WorldIntroduction to Part Two5. Introduction to Statistics and Probability6. Scores, Dollars, and Other Quantitative Variables7. Interpreting Statistical Results8. Explaining and predicting one-time events9. Biases in Perception and Memory10. Biases in Processing and Judging Information11. The Social Perceiver: Processes and Problems in Social CognitionPart Three: Making DecisionsIntroduction to Part Three12. Choices, Consequences, and Tradeoffs13. Complexities of Decisionmaking: Relationships to our Future Selves14. Complexities of Decisionmaking: The Power of Frames15. Decisionmaking Under risk16. The Role of Affect in Risky DecisionsConclusion to Part ThreePart Four: Influencing DecisionsIntroduction to Part Four17. Social Influence18. Influencing Behavior Through Cognition19. Group Decisionmaking20. Conclusion: Learning from Experience