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Nicholas Schweitzer

njs@asu.edu

Asst Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Faculty
Mail Code: 3051

Bio

Nick Schweitzer is an assistant professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Dr. Schweitzer’s research programs focus on the empirical study of the law and legal system, with a primary focus on how science is used by the judicial system. Dr. Schweitzer is affiliated with the JD/PhD program in psychology and law, as well as the program on the Future of Forensic Science in ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

Dr. Schweitzer’s research has been published in both law and psychology journals, and has been cited by the National Academy of Sciences. He has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the American Psychology-Law Society. Dr. Schweitzer teaches undergraduate, graduate, and law courses in empirical research methodology and statistical analysis, and has received two university-wide teaching awards.

The website for Dr. Schweitzer’s lab can be found at http://lsprg.asu.edu. counter customisable

Research Interests

My research focuses on the intersection of psychology and law.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 350 Social Psychology
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 493 Honors Thesis
PSY 592 Research
PSY 593 Applied Project
PSY 599 Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PSY 492 Honors Directed Study
PSY 515 Quantitative Research I
PSY 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
PSY 593 Applied Project
PSY 599 Thesis

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 350 Social Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
PSY 598 Special Topics
PSY 599 Thesis

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 493 Honors Thesis
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 515 Quantitative Research I
PSY 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
PSY 595 Continuing Registration
PSY 599 Thesis

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 350 Social Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 492 Honors Directed Study
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 492 Honors Directed Study
PSY 515 Quantitative Research I
PSY 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
PSY 599 Thesis

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 350 Social Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 592 Research
PSY 593 Applied Project
PSY 598 Special Topics

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
LAW 791 Seminar
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PSY 515 Quantitative Research I
PSY 592 Research

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 350 Social Psychology
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 492 Honors Directed Study
PGS 493 Honors Thesis
PSY 290 Research Methods
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PGS 399 Supervised Research
PGS 492 Honors Directed Study
PSY 290-W Research Methods
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
SBS 493 Honors Thesis

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Roskies, A., Schweitzer, N. J., & Saks, M.. Neuroimages in court: less biasing than feared.. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2014).

  2. Baker, D., Schweitzer, N. J., & Risko, E. F.. Perceived Access to Self-relevant Information Mediates Judgments of Privacy Violations in Neuromonitoring and Other Monitoring Technologies.. Neuroethics (2013).

  3. Baker, D., Schweitzer, N. J., Risko, E. F., & Ware, J.. Visual Attention and the Neuroimage Bias.. PLOS One (2013).

  4. Schweitzer, N. J., Baker, D., & Risko, E. F.. Fooled by the Brain: Re-Examining the Influence of Neuroimages.. Cognition (2013).

  5. Schweitzer, N. & Saks, M.. Neuroimage evidence and the insanity defense.. Behavioral Sciences & The Law (2011).

  6. Schweitzer, N., Saks, M., Murphy, E., Roskies, A., Sinott-Armstrong, W., and Gaudet, L.. Neuroimages as evidence in a mens rea defense: no impact. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law (2011).

  7. Schweitzer, N., and Saks, M.. The gatekeeper effect: The impact of judges’ admissibility decisions on the persuasiveness of expert testimony. Psychology, Public Policy and Law (2009).

  8. Schweitzer, N.. Psychology and Wikipedia: Coverage of concepts and use by undergraduate students. Teaching of Psychology (2008).

  9. Book chapter: Sanders, J., Saks, M., and Schweitzer, N.. Trial factfinders and expert evidence. Modern Scientific Evidence. Thompson/West (2008).

  10. Schweitzer, N. and Saks, M.. The CSI Effect: Popular Fiction About Forensic Science Affects the Public's Evaluations of Real Forensic Science. Jurimetrics (2007).

  11. Schweitzer, N., Sylvester, D. and Saks, M.. Rule violations and the rule of law: A factorial survey of public attitudes. DePaul Law Review (2007).

  12. Saks, M., Strouse, D., and Schweitzer, N.. A Multi-attribute utility analysis of legal policy responses to medical adverse events. DePaul Law Review (2005).

  13. Cialdini, R., Wissler, R., and Schweitzer, N.. The science of influence: Using the six principles of persuasion to mediate and negotiate more effectively.. Dispute Resolution Magazine (2002).

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Presentations

  1. Fay, D.*, Schweitzer, N. and Tingen, I.* Jurors' Understanding of the Screening of Scientific Evidence.. Western Psychological Association Conference. (Apr 2008).
  2. Gildar, N.* and Schweitzer, N. Political Orientation, Religiosity, and the Justifiability of Law Violations.. Western Psychological Association Conference. (Apr 2008).
  3. Schweitzer, N., Saks, M., Tingen, I.*, Lovis-McMahon, D., Cole, B.*, Gildar, N.*, and Fay, D.* The Effect of Legal Training on Judgments of Rule Violations.. American Psychology-Law Society Conference. (Mar 2008).
  4. Schweitzer, N., Saks, M., Tingen, I.* and Lovis-McMahon, D. The role of context in individuals’ preferences for procedural justice.. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. (Feb 2008).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Saks,Michael J * , Schweitzer,Nicholas , . The Law and Neuroscience Project. UNIV OF CA AT SANTA BARBARA (8/1/2009 - 12/31/2010).

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