The Litigation Psychology Podcast #42 - Emotional Witnesses

CSI - Courtroom Sciences Inc

In this podcast, CSI Litigation Consultant Dr. Bill Kanasky discusses the destructive role that emotion can play in witness deposition testimony. Emotion kills cognition and sends witnesses into a fight or flight response (the amygdala hijack). Dr. Kanasky shows examples of emotional witnesses and discusses how CSI's experts use neurocognitive training to prepare witnesses to stay calm during testimony, leading to better answers and better deposition testimony.