Congrats SHELBY! Shelby passed her dissertation proposal with flying colors! Thanks Drs. Cox, Elbogen, Glenn, LaDuke, & Tomeny!
Dr. Kois is the adviser for MADDES (Mindful Attitude Education & Support), an on-campus group for students with or interested in Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder. First meeting is Friday 09/04 @ 4pm!
CLASS welcomes new doctoral student Cassandra Jensen! Here are Shelby, Haley, Ashley, and Cassandra being brainy at AP-LS 2020 in NOLA.
American Psychology-Law Society BRIDGE (formerly MAC) Committee video featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver!
Watch the segment on race and jury selection beginning at 2:30! Link to BRIDGE here.
NYCLU: Landmark settlement yields one of nation's strongest jail policies protecting transgender people in custody
"Under the settlement, the county commits itself to upholding the dignity and respect of transgender people by changing its jail policies to comply with federal and state laws. Specifically, the county will:
Find the full details here.
APA 2020 Virtual is almost here! Lots of FREE live Division 41 programming available! These live web sessions, as well as Business Meeting and Social, do not require registration for the APA Convention. They will include...
Policing in America - Thursday 8/6 1:30-3pm EST
Zoom Meeting ID 998 0373 3439, Password: APLS
A 90-minute roundtable of experts to engage in an interactive discussion of policing in America. This session will focus on the history and culture of policing (Dr. Oliver Stone, Stress Management Team, Montgomery [MD] County Police Department), considerations in officer selection (Dr. Michelle Hoy Watkins, ABPP, Northwestern University Police and Feinberg School of Medicine), lived experience (Marcus Simmons, Voice of the Experienced), and identification of how psychologists in various roles and settings can work toward equity and justice (Dr. Apryl Alexander, University of Denver and Denver Forensic Institute for Research, Service, and Training [Denver FIRST]). Dr. Antoinette Kavanaugh, ABPP (Independent Practice) will facilitate discussion.
Live Follow-Up to APA Convention Session: Want to increase the number of forensic psychologists of color? Start by Listening - Friday 8/7, 1-2pm EST
Zoom Meeting ID 975 9784 2318, Password: 792697
There are still many barriers for students of color interested in a career in forensic psychology. Two experienced forensic psychologists of color will discuss their career paths and lived experiences, highlight challenges in their pathways, and propose responses and solutions to move the field forward.
AP-LS Business Meeting and Virtual Social Hour - Friday 8/7, 4-5pm EST
Zoom Meeting ID 994 0753 3726, Password: APLS
Meet AP-LS leadership and committee chairs, learn how committees have been serving AP-LS membership, and socialize with other members.
Project ABLE - Saturday 8/8, 3-4:30pm EST
Zoom Meeting ID 964 8366 7547, Password: APLS
A discussion of the new Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, which is dedicated to reducing officer mistakes, preventing misconduct, and promoting health and wellness via active bystandership. Project ABLE will be offering training to law enforcement who commit to fostering a culture of active bystandership and accountability. Dr. Joel Dvoskin, ABPP; Jonathan Aronie, Esq.; Dr. Ervin Staub, and Mary Howell, Esq. will present the project’s development and goals, as well as opportunities for training in the skills, strategies, and tactics of active bystandership. Attendees can learn about Project ABLE here beforehand.
APA’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology participants are advocating for emergency supplemental funding to address the higher incidence of intimate partner violence during COVID-19.
Update available here.
CONGRATS Haley Potts, who won the nomination for Chair of the Student Committee for AP-LS! Go Haley! She will serve as Chair Elect 2020-21 and Chair 2021-2022!
Shelby Hunter passed her dissertation "mini" meeting! She received thumbs up from her committee to propose her meta-analysis on TBI in criminal-justice involved populations. Thank you Drs. Cox, Elbogen, Glenn, LaDuke, & Tomeny for your feedback!
Shelby was picked as the student rep for the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) Social Media Committee! Go Shelby!
The court held that " Due process does not require Kansas to adopt an insanity test that turns on a defendant’s ability to recognize that his crime was morally wrong." You can read the decision here.
Congrats to Spencer Anderson, who's poster was accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association in August!
Drs. Yanos and DeLuca, as well as CLASS lab collaborator Dr. Gonzales, have an important new paper in press with Stigma and Health.
"The publication of new findings on the United States (US) public’s views on mental illness by Pescosolido, Manago and Monahan (2019) is a punch in the gut to those of us who make the reduction of mental illness-related stigma our life’s work. Findings indicate that, between 1996 and 2018, endorsement of the expectation that a hypothetical person meeting criteria for schizophrenia is likely to be dangerous has not decreased but increased, such that now nearly 70% of US residents expect the person to be dangerous. Parallel to this change has been an increase in support for the use of coercive methods such as involuntary hospitalization, even for a vignette of an individual with non-clinical “daily troubles.”
See the full article post here.
Congrats Haley Potts! Haley won a $500 AP-LS Student Travel Grant! This means that according to reviewers, her conference submission (her thesis!) was among the very top students submissions. Haley will present at the AP-LS Conference in March.
BIG AL chilled with CLASS at the Faculty Research Showcase in November. Thank you Spencer, Bekah, & Jasmine for helping. We are excited to have recruited some awesome RAs!
CLASS lab has four paper presentations and one data blitz accepted for presentation at the American Psychology-Law Society's conference in March!
From #cut50: This week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in New Jersey voted to dramatically improve the lives of incarcerated women and primary caretakers in the state’s prisons and jails. The Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act passed the Senate and Assembly with a supermajority of the legislature voting in support!
Twitter: VICTORY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN AND FAMILIES IN NEW JERSEY! The Dignity For Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act sets higher standards for how women must be treated in prison and creates pathways for keeping families close. #DignityForIncarceratedWomen
Welcome to our new Undergraduate RAs: Jasmine Arnold, Emma Bumgardner, Anna Bending, Hannah King, Marin Montebalo, Phoebe Ringers, & Eli Wolf!