● Papers should discuss not only psychology but also an application of such psychology to a particular aspect of communications theory, negotiations,
dispute resolution, or lawyering. The purpose of your paper is not just to discuss the psychology of conflict communication but to help use the course
material to be a better lawyer or dispute resolver
● write a paper that expands upon an aspect of psychology/communication could help with various types of dispute resolution or lawyering—e.g., memory
errors in police lineups
● Papers will be graded on your analysis of current scholarship, incorporation of the technical language in your chosen field of research (including
psychological concepts, communication concepts, dispute-resolution concepts), and your self-reflections. All papers must be footnoted, and follow MLS.
Please note that it is generally preferable to use books or journals than the Internet.