Affective Forecasting and the Law: Generalization and Specificity
Saturday, May 23, 2009,
4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Yerba Buena 4
Richard L. Wiener
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
This symposium examines the application of affective forecasting to issues in civil law, criminal law, and problems of general moral culpability. Affective forecasting effects generalized to credit disclosures in bankruptcy, punishment in capital murder, and culpability in moral transgressions, but were limited in how they influenced jurors’ civil damage awards.