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dc.contributor Schwartz, Neil H.
dc.contributor.advisor van den Berg, Martin
dc.contributor.author Fox, Amy Rae
dc.contributor.other de Vries, Erica
dc.contributor.other Schnotz, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-13T23:38:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-13T23:38:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/194075 en
dc.description.abstract Can the visual-spatial representation of a sequence of events influence comprehension, causal reasoning and decision-making in litigation law? The present investigation addresses this question by examining the interaction between an individual’s preferred spatial construal of time (SCT) for a representational task and the SCT of a stimulus. One hundred fifty three undergraduates played the role of jurors in a fictitious civil litigation. The details of a case were recounted in a multimedia presentation of witness testimony, featuring an animated timeline in one of four orientations (Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left, Top-to-Bottom, and Bottom-to-Top). Participants were assessed on measures of comprehension, causal reasoning and decision-making. Results indicated effects of timeline orientation and SCT choice behavior on comprehension and reasoning. Results are discussed in terms of spatial and temporal cognition, and applied to the design of multimedia materials for the courtroom. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship CSU, Chico en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Decision-making en_US
dc.subject Timelines en_US
dc.subject Legal proceedings en_US
dc.subject Spatial cognition en_US
dc.subject Temporal cognition en_US
dc.title Visualizing time: the influence of timeline axis and direction on causal reasoning in litigation law. en_US
dc.college School of Graduate, International, and Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.program Interdisciplinary Studies en_US
dc.degree MA en_US
dc.degree.option International Cognitive Visualization en_US

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