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dc.contributor.authorBenforado, Adam
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Jon
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-13T20:47:48Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationAdam Benforado & Jon Hanson, Naive Cynicism: Maintaining False Perceptions in Policy Debates, 57 Emory L.J. 499 (2008).en
dc.identifier.issn0094-4076en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3181222
dc.description.abstractThis is the second article in a multi-part series. In the first part, The Great Attributional Divide, the authors suggested that a major rift runs across many of our major policy debates based on contrasting attributional tendencies (dispositionist and situationist). This article explores how dispositionism maintains its dominance despite the fact that it misses so much of what actually moves us. It argues that the answer lies in a subordinate dynamic and discourse, naïve cynicism: the basic subconscious mechanism by which dispositionists discredit and dismiss situationist insights and their proponents. Without it, the dominant person schema - dispositionism - would be far more vulnerable to challenge and change, and the more accurate person schema - situationism - less easily and effectively attacked. Naïve cynicism is thus critically important to explaining how and why certain legal policies manage to carry the day.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.law.emory.edu/fileadmin/journals/elj/57/57.3/Benforado_Hanson.pdfen
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1106690en
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dc.subjectAbu Ghraiben
dc.subjectnaive realismen
dc.subjectrealismen
dc.subjectsituationismen
dc.subjectpsychologyen
dc.subjectideologyen
dc.subjectlegal theoryen
dc.subjectlawen
dc.titleNaive Cynicism: Maintaining False Perceptions in Policy Debatesen
dc.relation.journalEmory Law Journalen
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dash.contributor.affiliatedHanson, Jon


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