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15 02, 2019

Context Matters

By |2019-01-28T16:03:20+00:00February 15th, 2019|Research|0 Comments

Recently, I attended a training on cross cultural communication presented by Jason Harper as part of the Los Angeles County Bar Association training for mediators. During the presentation, Mr. Harper discussed “low-context” and “high -context” communications in terms of relationships vs rights. But first, some definitions: The concepts of high context and low context refer [...]

8 02, 2019

How SINS ful are you?

By |2019-01-29T12:43:35+00:00February 8th, 2019|Research|0 Comments

In a recent blog, I mentioned that I attended a seminar presented by Professor Blondell discussing ethical fading in mediation. At one point, she mentioned the SINS scale which I had not heard about. In 2000, Robert Robinson, Roy Lewicki and Eileen M. Donahue wrote an article, entitled, Extending and testing a five factor model [...]

30 01, 2019

The NFL’s Moral Disengagement

By |2019-01-29T12:32:35+00:00January 30th, 2019|Research|1 Comment

Having attended both undergraduate and law school at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, I am a Saints fan and like many, watched the game between the Saints and the Los Angeles Ram including the quite controversial pass interference and helmet to helmet “non-call” occurring with less than two minutes to go in the game: [...]

21 12, 2018

Implicit Biases May Be A Good Thing!

By |2018-12-07T16:55:12+00:00December 21st, 2018|Research|0 Comments

In past blog posts, I have discussed implicit biases and how important it is to recognize their existence and to counteract them in our daily lives. Yet, there may be another and more positive way of looking at them. It is simply a question of “framing”. (See below!) A November 27, 2018 blog posted on [...]

14 12, 2018

It’s All About Trust!

By |2018-12-06T13:03:34+00:00December 14th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

Recently, I wrote a blog about an almost mediation that was cancelled at the last moment because the attorney representing one party was not going to be present but sending a substitute instead. While the theme of that blog was that the parties lost a valuable opportunity to settle, there is another theme as well: [...]

19 10, 2018

Ethical Fading

By |2018-10-09T15:01:51+00:00October 19th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

I came across an article on negotiation ethics that intrigued me because I am co-teaching ADR Ethics at USC Gould School of Law this semester.   Typically, before I discuss the topic of mediation ethics with my students, I delve into the topic of “negotiation ethics” in general. The article, entitled “Negotiation Research Examines Ethics in [...]

28 09, 2018

Mediate Early!

By |2018-09-12T12:32:13+00:00September 28th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

I stumbled upon an article in mediate.com discussing an empirical study conducted in the Singapore Courts about their use of mediation. The actual article, (How Should the Courts Know Whether a Dispute is Ready and Suitable for Mediation? An Empirical Analysis of the Singapore Courts’ Referral of Civil Disputes to Mediation.) appearing in the Spring [...]

20 07, 2018

Is It Urgent?

By |2018-07-20T10:40:28+00:00July 20th, 2018|Research|1 Comment

To some extent (some of us more so than others), we all procrastinate or put off things. Sometimes, the task is important or urgent, and sometimes it is not. Often, we will do the not so important or not so urgent task first because…?   Our brain tells us to! In a recent New York Times [...]