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dc.contributor.advisorEvett, Sophiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Cristen
dc.creatorSullivan, Cristenen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:39.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:35:10Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:35:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2015-02-19T10:16:59-08:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/40en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/837en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research seeks to expand on the results of a mock jury civil trial study conducted by Sophia R. Evett, Anne-Marie G. Hakstian, & Liisa A. Burk (2012). In this study, 124 participants were placed on one of 20 juries (10 with black participants and 10 without). All participants were then asked to read a case involving an incident, at a department store. After reading the case, (Harmon vs. Reilly’s Department Store), participants were told that the plaintiff’s claim was either based on racial discrimination or unlawful detention. Deliberation analysis allowed researchers to observe topics used by jurors to persuade other jurors to change their mind from either siding with the plaintiff or the defendant. Results suggest that statements expressing empathy for the plaintiff were more prevalent when jurors found for the plaintiff while statements expressing a lack of empathy were found in juries that sided with the defendant. Statements implying that the case lies on a continuum (statements such as “His actions were not too extreme” or “Some things were right and some things were wrong”) were correlated with a finding for the defendant. Lastly juries that mentioned that the store followed policy were more likely to find for the defendant while statements about the store not following policy did not have an affect on the outcome of the case.en_US
dc.titleMind Changers: Processes of Deliberation and Persuasion in a Civil Retail Discrimination Caseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.date.displayJan-14en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science (BS)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/40en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1039/type/native/viewcontenten_US


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