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Online Law and Mind Experiments

Posted by The Situationist Staff on March 8, 2011

The Latest Online Study Clearinghouse Experiments

Over the last week, the following experiments have been posted on our new Law and Mind Science Online Study Clearinghouse, a repository for web studies pertaining to law and mind sciences.

Judgments of Interrogation Techniques

The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of mortality salience on experimental subjects’ judgments of the acceptability of torture, and specifically to determine if there is a greater acceptance of the use of torture on non-American prisoners relative to American prisoners.

Personality, Emotions, and Politics

Researchers from the University of New Mexico psychology department are conducting a study examining how personality relates to things like political attitudes and emotional reactions to common situations (like finding out that someone has forged a signature, or being romantically approached by someone you are not interested in). The study involves answering a series of questions online. The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete, and many people will finish in about five minutes. You must be at least 18 years old to complete the survey.

Amber Alert Research

Request for participants: The Psychology and Law Lab at University of Arkansas is seeking individuals from the public to participate in a brief online survey evaluating public perception of the Amber Alert system. Participation in this study will take less than fifteen minutes, and the entire study can be completed online. Your participation and responses will be anonymous.

Social Attitudes and the Punishment of Criminal Offenders

This study is concerned with the attitudes people hold about the punishment of criminal offenders. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete

The relationship between risk-taking and on campus crime

This study aims to investigate the relationship between risk-taking and being the victims of various on-campus crimes.

Current Attitudes of the Criminal Justice System

This short questionnaire examines participants’ views about the criminal justice system and how well it achieves its foundational goals.

Have You Been Questioned for Jury Duty Within the Last Year?

This study was designed to explore how people view the voir dire process.

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