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Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., & MacLean, R. (2017)
Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?. the Quarterly, 41-44
This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have ...

Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook

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Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2354-360), https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14220
In recent years, a number of studies have demonstrated that forensic examiners can be biased by task-irrelevant contextual information. However, concerns relating to methodolo...

Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors

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Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Munro, J., Lages, M., Frumkin, L. A., …Brown, D. (2022)
Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 29(3), 323-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2021.1904450
The Scottish verdict of not proven represents a second acquittal verdict which is not legally defined. Existing research into the influence of the not proven verdict on jury d...

Are consistent juror decisions related to fast and frugal decision making? Investigating the relationship between juror consistency, decision speed and cue utilisation

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Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., & Laybourn, P. (2017)
Are consistent juror decisions related to fast and frugal decision making? Investigating the relationship between juror consistency, decision speed and cue utilisation. Medicine, Science and the Law, 57(4), 211-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025802417733354
To establish whether more consistent/accurate juror decision making is related to faster decision making processes which use fewer cues, i.e. fast and frugal heuristic process...

Decision science: a new hope

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Curley, L. J., Maclean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2019)
Decision science: a new hope. Psychological Reports, 122(6), 2417-2439. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294118797579
Decision science is an area of enquiry that crosses many disciplines, from psychology to economics, each with their own perspective of decision making. Traditionally, mathemat...

Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?

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Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2), 668-670. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14273
Author's response to "Commentary on: Curley LJ, Munro J, Lages M, MacLean R, Murray J. Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: a review and outlook. J Forensic Sci doi...

The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition

Journal Article
Curley, L., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2017)
The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13(2), (57-72
The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the c...