By Dennis Devine, Dennis Stolle, Trisha Volpe, & Hillary Abraham Jury trials are starting up again—but the world has changed. ThemeVision recently conducted a national survey of 532 U.S. adults to assess the impact of COVID and other 2020 events on civil juries. We previously reported that about half the people we surveyed said they … more »
Video Series for Litigation Professionals New data reveals meaningful differences of opinion between lawyers and judges about jury trials. Many lawyers and judges have lamented the decline of jury trials over time. But, nobody has really answered the question of exactly why it’s happening. New survey data shows lawyers and judges don’t necessarily agree on … more »
Do former United States Supreme Court clerks have a psychological advantage when arguing to the Court later in their careers? In this 3-minute ThemeVision Focus video, I explore fascinating new data on the psychology of the relationship between former SCOTUS clerks and the Justices they worked for.
To make a winning argument, you MUST make an argument that people can remember. In this 3-minute ThemeVision LLC video for lawyers, Dr. Stolle discusses the psychology of how to make an argument stick.
The Psychology of Trying Your Civil Case to a Judge Instead of to a Jury With the pandemic, should you waive your right to a jury to help move your case forward to trial? In this 3-minute ThemeVision LLC video, Dr. Stolle addresses the psychology of how judges and juries think about cases differently, and … more »
What do you do if your witness wants to wear a face mask? Cognitive psychology provides an answer. Watch this 3-minute video.
Dr. Dennis Stolle and Jeffery Longworth, co-authored article, PFAS And Public Opinion: Understanding The Gender Divide.