News & Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 11th, 12:00PM, West Campus, CLCC 199
Tess Neal, Assistant Professor, ASU School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
"Developing an Integrated Model of Bias in Human Judgment"

Monday, September 30th, 3:30PM, Downtown Campus, Law School Room 655
Kristy Martire, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), School of Psychology
"The Expert Persuasion Expectancy Framework: A Normative Approach to Assessing Expert Opinion Quality"

Friday, October 4th, 4:00PM,  Downtown Campus, Law School Room 655
A double-feature:
Stephanie Madon, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Psychology
“False confessions: The role of temporal discounting"
and
Max Guyll, Professor, Iowa State University Department of Psychology
"Suspect interrogation responses from a stress and coping framework"

Friday, November 8th, 3:30PM, Downtown Campus, Law School, room 655
Bethany Growns, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, ASU School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
"Forensic Science Expertise: Statistical Learning and Other Underlying Cognitive Mechanisms"

Past Events

Friday, September 21st 2018
Adam Fine, ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
"Juvenile (in)Justice"

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 
Eric Hehman, McGill University “Regional intergroup bias: Correlates and consequences”

Friday, November 30th, 2018 
Carly Giffin, ASU School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
"When do we care what you think?"

Monday February 25th, 2019
Janice Nadler, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation

Tuesday March 12th, 2019
Tom Tyler, Yale University | Sponsored by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Friday April 5th, 2019
Brian Bornstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and National Science Foundation and Sarah Gervais, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Psychology and Law Speaker Series

2018-19 Speaker Series

Recent News

PhD student Emily Denne awarded a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Tess Neal writes on the history and relation of Forensic Psychology and Correctional Psychology in American Psychologist

Jessica Salerno named 2018 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

Michael Saks was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Law and Psychology from the American Psychology-Law Society.

Jessica Salerno was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Saleem Shaw Early Career Award from the American Psychology-Law Society and American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Hank Fradella was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Richard Tewksbury Award from the Western Society of Criminology. This award represents outstanding scholarly contributions to and activism on the intersection of crime, justice, sex, and sexuality.

Tess Neal was distinguished as a 2016 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.

Faculty named as 2016-2017 Fellows at the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics! Nick Schweitzer & Jessica Salerno were selected for their research project on how biological explanations for behavior affect legal and moral judgments about wrongdoing. Tess Neal was selected for her research project on how experts are socialized to learn the ethical boundaries of their field.

New Research: Nick Schweitzer & Michael Saks’ research funded by the National Institute of Justice, entitled “Science, Technology, or the Expert Witness: What Influences Jurors' Judgments About Forensic Science Testimony?” is forthcoming in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

In the News: Ira Ellman on reforming sex offender laws (original article here)

Stacia Stolzenberg was awarded a New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Justice for her research project on children’s allegations of sexual abuse in criminal trials.

Jessica Salerno receives a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the impact of gruesome photographs in jurors decision making.

Michael Saks has been ranked among the 250 overall most-cited legal scholars.

Tess Neal has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Saleem Shaw Early Career Award from the American Psychology-Law Society and American Academy of Forensic Psychology.

Recent book: Michael Saks has recently published a book entitled, The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law (Psychology and the Law).