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30.08.2013 15:03 Age: 5 yrs
Category: Events

Psychology Colloquium

Margaret Kovera

Margaret Kovera

Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
(City University of New York)

“Decisions About Expert Evidence: Testing Behavioral Assumptions in the Law”

Friday September 13, 2013
4:10 PM 
West 142 Lagomarcino 
Reception to follow

Margaret Bull Kovera received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Minnesota. For over fifteen years, she has had continuous funding (over $1.7 million) from the National Science Foundation for her research on eyewitness identification, jury decision-making, and scientific evidence. Her research on these topics has been published in Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. She is a Past-President of APLS and the current Editor-in-Chief of Law and Human Behavior, the premier outlet for scholarship in psychology and law. She received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Achievement in Psychology and Law and the APLS Outstanding Teacher and Mentor in Psychology and Law Award from APLS. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychology-Law Society (APLS), the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). She regularly serves as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving eyewitness identification.     [1] Funded by the Wendy and Mark Stavish Chair in the Social Sciences [1] Funded by the Wendy and Mark Stavish Chair in the Social Sciences