Law, Psychology and Human Development

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Law, Psychology and Human Development

 

Within HD is a trans-disciplinary center for the integration of research and outreach in the social sciences, legal studies, and public policy. Included are scholars from the fields of developmental psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, cognitive psychology, anthropology, sociology, and law.

NEW! 6-Year Dual PhD/JD Program


The College of Human Ecology and Cornell Law school offer a blended 6-year Dual Degree that culminates in a JD and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. The PhD/JD is a rigorous program of study that will produce the next generation of top-notch scholars in the field of legal psychology, and lawyers practicing and teaching scientifically-based law.   Visit the Dual Degree Website.


2013-2014 LPHD Speaker Series


Karin Sternberg 

Title: "How do I Hate Thee? Let Me Count the Ways: Empirical Test of a Triangular Theory of Hate"
August 29th, 2014; 2:15-4:00 PM, MVR G87

Mark Howe, Chair in Cognitive Science/Professor of Psychology, City University London
Title: "When Memory Serves as the Only Evidence: Adults Remembering Childhood Experiences in the Courtroom"
September 12th, 2014; 2:00-3:45 PM, MVR G87

Brian H. Bornstein, Professor of Psychology/Courtesy Professor of Law, University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Title: "Juror Perceptions of Identification Witnesses: Estimating the Impact of Estimator Variables"
October 31st, 2014; 2:00-3:45 PM, MVR G87

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology/Professor of Law and Cognitive Science, UC Irvine
Title: TBA
April 10th, 2015: 2:00-3:45 PM, MVR G87

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What HD is doing in this area

LPHD scholars conduct behavioral and neuroscience research on a broad range of topics across the lifespan.  These topics include negotiation under stress; child abuse and violence; children's testimony and suggestibility; risky decision making and antisocial behavior in adolescents and young adults; legal decision making (e.g., decisions by judges, juries, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, child protective services personnel, and parents); decisions about competence to participate in the legal process; and  memory as it affects participation in the legal process (e.g., as defendants, as plaintiffs, and as third-party witnesses).  Law schools increasingly want to hire PhD's who work at the interface of law, psychology, and human development, and our graduates also obtain positions in a variety of academic fields and in government.

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Courses

  • HD 3190 - Memory and the Law (Law students may petition to take for credit)
  • HD 3330 - Children and the Law
  • HD 4140 - Social and Psychological Aspects of the Death Penalty (Law students may petition to take for credit)
  • HD 4200 - Laboratory in Risk and Rational Decision Making (Law students may petition to take for credit)
  • PSYCH 2650 - Psychology and Law
  • PSYCH  / COGST 4910 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • HD 6020 - Research in Risk and Rational Decision Making
  • HD 6190/ LAW 7743 - Memory and the Law
  • HD 6140/ LAW 7743 - Social and Psychological Aspects of the Death Penalty
  • LAW 6011 - Administrative Law
  • LAW 6822 - Social Science and the Law
  • LAW 5151 - Torts
  • LAW 7162 - Contemporary American Jury
  • PSYCH / COGST 6910 - Research Methods in Psychology 

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Core Faculty

Charles Brainerd, Professor
Human Development

Steve Ceci, Professor
Human Development

John Eckenrode, Professor
Human Development

Valerie Reyna, Professor
Human Development

Qi Wang, Associate Professor
Human Development

Wendy Williams, Professor
Human Development

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Related Faculty

John Blume, Associate Professor
Law School

David A. Dunning, Professor
Psychology

Theodore EisenbergProfessor
Law School

Valerie Hans, Professor
Law School

Sheri L. Johnson, Professor
Law School

Elizabeth A. MannixProfessor
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Kathleen M. O'Conner, Associate Professor
S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management

Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Professor
Law School

Annelise Riles, Professor
Law School and Anthropology

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