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
I am a first year Master's student at ASU. My interest in psychology and the law and how those fields interact is what brings me to the lab. I am interested in forensic mental health evaluations, the measurements used in them, and the role they play in the judicial system. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology after completing my Master's here at ASU. I am very excited to be working with Dr. Neal and to contribute towards research in psychology and law.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
I am a junior pursuing a B.S in Forensic Psychology. My goal is to continue my education until I get my PhD in Psychology and Law. I am excited to join this lab because the idea of the two fields of psychology and law intersecting is exciting! I also joined because it is giving me an extraordinary opportunity to work in a research lab and gain that experience that is rare for an undergrad to get.
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 currently a freshman studying Forensic Psychology at ASU. I plan to pursue a post-graduate degree, and eventually work in the legal field. Joining this lab provides an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience in research, and to learn how psychology operates within the law.
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 am currently a junior studying Forensic Psychology. After completing my undergrad, I hope to attend graduate school and concurrently pursue a J.D. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Being involved in this lab will allow me to gain experience conducting and analyzing research in a fascinating field, and better prepare me for graduate studies.
I am a junior currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology and a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice. I have plans to continue my education by attending a graduate program for clinical psychology with a forensic emphasis and later pursuing a post-graduate in Forensic Psychology. My passion for psychology and law was my primary motivation to join the lab. Being involved in Dr. Neal’s lab will give me firsthand experience in the field and will help me navigate different parts of Forensic Psychology, so that I can have a better understanding of how I want to practice it in the future.