Stephanie A. Cardenas

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

413-597-2695
Wachenheim Science Center Rm 212

Education

B.A. Williams College (2014)
M.A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center, CUNY (2018)
Ph.D. John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center, CUNY (2021)

Areas of Expertise

I am an experimental psychologist interested in the application of social and cognitive psychology to matters of social justice and law. Using an array of rich behavioral methods, such as live and virtual interactions, longitudinal reporting of naturalistic events, and high-stakes laboratory experiments, as well as both qualitative and quantitative measurements, my research seeks to understand how psychological biases operate across the criminal justice system — from alibi generation and lay perceptions of police-civilian altercations to plea decision-making and prosecutorial ethics.