PhD Law and Psychology Students
I am a first year student at ASU pursuing a PhD in the intersection of psychology and the law. I am joining the lab to gain a better understanding of the broad effects of stereotyping, racism, and prejudice on every level of the legal system from offenders to jurors. I am looking forward to learning from Dr. Neal and contributing to this important field of study. My long term career goals include becoming a professor myself.
I am a first year PhD student in the Psychology and Law program. I am excited to be working with Dr. Neal and learning more about the intersecting fields. My primary interests include juror decision making, and the general role expert and juror biases play within the justice system. My long term goal is to work in academia or pursue a career in trial consulting.
MS Psychology Students
Ashley Jones is a 2nd-year Master’s student at ASU, and is joining the lab to gain experience in clinical-legal research. What she learns while in the CLJ lab will carry her into her PhD program at the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall. Ashley’s long-term career goal includes clinical work in a correctional setting with opportunities to conduct research.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am from Phoenix, AZ and am currently a junior at the University of Arizona in southern Arizona. I'm a psychology major and a thematic pre-law minor with plans in continuing future education in the intersection of psychology and law in a doctoral program. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Neal in this lab over the summer (2018) to further my research experience within the field of psychology and law and get a different perspective on this intersection of study.
I am currently a sophomore at ASU pursuing concurrent degrees in forensic psychology and forensic science. In the future, I plan to continue my education by attending a graduate school program for forensic psychology. I'm very excited to be a part of this lab and to make meaningful contributions to research. Being involved in this lab will be a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience in research and will allow me to continue developing and expanding my interests.
I am a psychology student at Arizona State University. I am an undergraduate working toward a post-graduate degree in forensic psychology. Learning more about the court room and court system is the ultimate goal to better my understanding in the field. This lab will be a help in achieving that goal along with making new connections in the field as with people moving up in the field as I am.
I am currently a junior in the Forensic Psychology online program at ASU. I have plans to continue my education through a doctoral program with an emphasis in social psychology. I am interested in continuing research on the phenomena of social contagion and how it may be studied and used in the correctional system. I am very excited to start in Dr. Neal’s lab this summer to gain a better understanding of how, and to what degree, law and psychology intersect in the subfields of forensic and correctional psychology.
I graduated from ASU with a Bachelor's in Psychology. I have plans to return to school and obtain my Master's in Forensic Psychology and pursue a career that works with individuals who suffer from mental health disorders, specifically those in the legal system. Participating in Dr. Neal's lab will give me insight and knowledge needed for the field and will provide hands-on experience in learning how to collect, analyze, and most importantly understand research.