Annual symposium to explore connection between psychology, legal system

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Thu, 03/21/2024 - 10:50

The 71st annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation will be held April 18-19 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the Nebraska Union's auditorium and online. The event is free and open to the public. Register on the event website.

This year's theme is "Legal Judgment and the Motivation for Justice," organized by faculty members Richard Wiener and Dave Hansen. Speakers and presentations will examine the antecedents of the motivation for justice, describe how that motivation activates and manifests in legal institutions (such as elections, legislatures, courts, and executive offices), and trace the failure of that motivation to influence legal decision-making.

Information about speakers, the schedule, and registration is available on the website.