Congratulations Deidra!

We want to congratulate out undergraduate lab member Deidra Davis, who won the 2019 REACH awards competition, with funding to run her research project “Juror’s Expressions of Emotion and Friendliness during Interracial Deliberations” with Dr. Peter-Hagene during the 2019-2020 school year! Way to go Deidra!


Look for us at the annual American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) conference this March 14-16, 2019, in Portland, Oregon!

Multiple members of our lab are presented at the conference this year:

Dr. Peter-Hagene presented a talk titled “Instructing jurors to suppress and reappraise emotional reactions to upsetting evidence”

Chasity presented a talk titled “Sensitivity to legitimacy cues and ideo-attribution effects in fatal police use of force cases“

Miranda and Emily presented a poster on “Effects of Use of Force Legitimacy Manipulation and Personal Prejudice on Punitiveness Towards Police Officers“

Adam presented a poster on “Purity, not Harm Concerns Predict Bathroom Bill Support and Aggression Toward Transgender People“

Feel free to contact us with questions or comments!

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We would like to welcome new members to our lab!

Welcome Aarren Minneyfield and Kylie Asbury!

Heather Duzan presented her REACH findings at the SIU Research Forum!

Heather presented a poster titled "Integral vs. Incidental Sadness in Mock Jurors' Verdict Decisions."

The Social Psychology and Law Lab was well represented at the annual conference of the American Psychology-Law Society!

Dr. Peter-Hagene presented a talk, titled "Moral Outrage Reactions to Defendants and the Law Mediate the Effect of Pre-trial Attitudes Toward Euthanasia and Policing on Jurors' Verdicts."

Chasity's talk was titled, "Moral Outrage Mediates the Effects of Aggression and Perceived Threat on Punitiveness Toward Juvenile Offenders."

Colleen spoke about, "Gender Differences in Individuals' Anticipated Negative and Positive Affective Reactions to Police Officers."

Congratulations to Chasity!

Chasity Ratliff defended her master's thesis, titled "The Effects of Societal Threat on Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation."

Lisa Logterman was awarded a grant from Psi Chi!!

Lisa was selected as a recipient of a 2017-18 Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant for the proposal, “Does Defendant Religious Affiliation Influence Verdicts for Religiously-Motivated Crimes."

Heather is REACHING for the stars!!

Heather Duzan was awarded the Research-Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) award for 2017-18 to complete her project, titled “Integral and incidental sadness effects on jurors' judgments and memory of child testimony.”

Heather presented a poster at the SIU Research Symposium

Heather Duzan presented a poster on the differential effects on verdicts of anger and sadness experienced by jurors in response to gruesome evidence, titled “The effect of gruesome evidence on mock jurors' judgments.”

Congratulations to Colleen!!

Colleen Bader completed her masters thesis, titled "Affective, behavioral, and cognitive perceptions of policewomen who make mistakes in traffic stops." on April 4, 2017.