#30in30 – When Quantity beats Quality

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The 30 in 30 Briefing Series focuses on a new cognitive bias, fallacy or heuristic in every single publication. By this Briefing we want to provide you with a rough overview on the cognitive theories most likely to occur in the legal profession. Today’s content: The Illusory Truth Effect.

Repetition has always been used as a means to drive a point home so to say. Students have of course always known this but so have politicians, statesmen, propaganda promoters, the media, advertisers and authors. The illusory truth effect has numerous effects in the legal field as well.