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Credibility in the courtroom: how likeable should an expert witness be?

  title={Credibility in the courtroom: how likeable should an expert witness be?},
  author={Stanley L. Brodsky and Tess M S Neal and Robert J. Cramer and Mitchell H. Ziemke},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={37 4},
This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between expert witness likeability and jurors' judgments of credibility and tendencies in sentencing. Two actors playing expert witnesses were trained to present themselves as high and low in likeability in a standard testimony scenario in the sentencing phase of a capital murder trial. The effects of extraversion and gender of the 210 psychology undergraduates serving as mock jurors attending to expert testimony were also examined. The… 

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