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The Good Fight: The Egocentric Bias, The Aversion To Cognitive Dissonance, And The American Criminal Law, Daniel S. Medwed
Daniel S. Medwed
The phrase “cognitive bias” often has negative connotations. It is something to be overcome, thwarted, or, at best, circumvented. In this essay, I suggest that two interrelated cognitive biases—the egocentric bias and the aversion to cognitive dissonance—might instead serve as potential assets for a criminal law practitioner in persuading her constituencies.