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Cognitive biases: a threat to objectivity in field investigations and in decisions based upon them?
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Based upon the author´s field experience as an expert witness cognitive biases in investigations and decisions are discussed. 

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Keyword [en]
cognitive biases, cognitive errors, investigation, investigative method, criticism of sources, decision, preliminary inquiry, child protection investigation, child custody investigation, police interrogation, court, objectivity
Keyword [sv]
tankefel, beslut, utredning, utredningsmetodik, saklighet, källkritik, kritiskt tänkande, socialtjänst, förundersökning, barnavårdsutredning, vårdnadsutredning, psykologutlåtande, domskrivning
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Social Sciences Psychology Social Work Law Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Psychology; Education; Social Work; Law; History Of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-30295OAI: diva2:642495
The 13th European Congress of Psychology, 2013

This paper was presented at The 13th European Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, July 9-12, 2013. Handout 5 pages. 

Available from: 2013-08-22 Created: 2013-08-22 Last updated: 2013-08-26Bibliographically approved

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