Eyal Aharoni, an assistant professor at Georgia State University, led a research team that asked undergraduate students to make sentencing recommendations based on a hypothetical crime.
Brain evidence is playing an increasing role in criminal trials, and new research by Ph.D. student Allen and colleagues (2019) suggests that such evidence may have both aggravating and mitigating effects on criminal sentencing
The research team, led by Eyal Aharoni, assistant professor of psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience, asked college students to make sentencing recommendations in simulated court cases involving a robbery or burglary, with and without explicit information about the monetary cost of incarceration.
Marise Parent, professor of neuroscience and psychology and associate director of the Neuroscience Institute, in an article about her research study on memory and eating.
Lindsey Cohen, professor of psychology, in an article about new a study that shows Americans take the pain of girls less seriously than that of boys. The researchers, led by Brian D. Earp of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy, used Cohen’s 2014 research as a model for the study.
Marise Parent, professor of neuroscience and psychology and associate director of the Neuroscience Institute, in an opinion piece about her research study on memory and eating
Sarah Cook, professor of psychology and associate dean in the Honors College, wrote about her own assault and how the #MeToo movement has affected her professionally and personally.
Kevin Swartout, associate professor of psychology, had his study about the depth of harassment in the fields of science, engineering, and medicine covered by the AJC. More.
Dominic Parrott, professor of psychology, was cited in a piece on FiveThirtyEight looking at the differences between effects of alcohol and toxic masculinity.
Robert Latzman, associate professor of psychology, contributed to an episode of the podcast, Freakonomics, on the five most misused psychological terms.
Sarah Cook and Dominic Parrott appeared on an episode of the Cultural Humility Podcast, hosted by Dr. Miguel Gallardo of Pepperdine University, to continue the dialogue on hegemonic masculinity and sexual assault elicited during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.
At Georgia State, Tanya Panwala has pursued an undergraduate degree in neuroscience with a pre-med concentration. She’s also a student in the Honors College, graduating with an advanced honors distinction in December.
Vince Calhoun, one of the world’s foremost experts in brain imaging and analysis, has been named the founding director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science (TReNDS) at Georgia State University.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Kevin Swartout, associate professor of psychology and public health, in an article about a study released last week that focused on sexual assaults at Tulane University. He was also quoted in articles in the Chicago Tribune and Mother Jones.
Eyal Aharoni, PhD: If you had the power to foresee who will commit a crime by peering into their brain, would you use it? Cognitive scientist Eyal Aharoni’s cutting-edge research with New Mexico’s Mind Research Network forces us to confront uneasy questions about the proper role of emerging “neuro-prediction” technologies in decisions to punish, release,… more »