When it comes to negotiating there are always new tips to learn. It’s important to take the time to understand how calculated use of loss aversion and disaggregation of gains and aggregation of losses can deliver an effectiveness to a negotiation. Can taking a page from an FBI hostage negotiator help to assist in finalizing a deal? Does psychological reactance play a part in closing a deal? This white paper offers tips based on expert advice and cognitive science to further elevate your negotiation game.
Amit Patel is a jury consultant who combines his background in law and psychology to provide clients with a comprehensive approach to jury selection and analyzing cases.
Mr. Patel has experience facilitating focus groups, conducting mock trials, performing statistical analysis and publishing venue reports. He has written white papers on a variety of topics, including persuasion, deception detection, and social media in the courtroom. His paper entitled “Persuasion for the 21st Century Negotiator” serves as a practical negotiation guide for litigators and incorporates research into heuristics, or problem-solving; the role of apologies; counter-attitudinal advocacy; and the “laws” of persuasion.
With a background as a practicing attorney, Mr. Patel applies his experience as a corporate attorney and civil litigator in his current role as a jury consultant; he also has practiced family, employment and real estate law.
Mr. Patel received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Georgia. He earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University, followed by a master’s degree in social psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.
He is member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Society of Trial Consultants and the American Bar Association.
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