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

 

Beginning in Fall 2012 the College of Human Ecology and Cornell Law school will 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


Michael J. Saks, Regents Professor of Law & Psychology, Arizona State University
"Title: Are Juries Persuaded by Neuroscience Expert Evidence?"
October 4th, 2013; 2:00-3:30 PM in MVR G-87

Brian H. Bornstein, Professor of Psychology/Courtesy Professor of Law, University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Talk Postponed Until Further Notice

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and Professor of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara
"Title: TBA"
May 2nd, 2014; 2:15-4:00 PM (location TBA)


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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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