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Nicholas Schweitzer

Associate Professor
Faculty, Campus, Mailcode 3051
Assoc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Assoc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

Nick Schweitzer is an Associate Professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Arizona State University.

Dr. Schweitzer’s research focuses on the empirical study of the law and legal system, with a primary emphasis on how science (medical experiments, forensic science, neuroscience, etc) is used by the judicial system.

Dr. Schweitzer is Director and a founding member of the ASU Program on Law and Behavioral Science, a faculty fellow in the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation at ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, a Fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and an affiliated faculty member in ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Dr. Schweitzer’s research has been published in both law and psychology journals, and has been cited by the National Academy of Sciences and various US Federal and State Courts. 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

Publications
  • Koehler, J., Schweitzer, N. J., Saks., M., and McQuiston, D. Science, Technology, or the Expert Witness: What Influences Jurors’ Judgments About Forensic Science Testimony? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law (In Press).
  • Baker, D., Ware, J., Schweitzer, N. J., & Risko, E. Making sense of research on the neuroimage bias. Public Understanding of Science (2015).
  • 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 (2014).
  • Roskies, A., Schweitzer, N. J., & Saks, M. Neuroimages in court: less biasing than feared. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2014).
  • Ware, J., Jones, J., and Schweitzer, N. Neuroimagery and the Jury. The Jury Expert (2014).
  • Baker, D., Schweitzer, N. J., Risko, E. F., & Ware, J. Visual Attention and the Neuroimage Bias. PLOS One (2013).
  • Schweitzer, N. J., Baker, D., & Risko, E. F. Fooled by the Brain: Re-Examining the Influence of Neuroimages. Cognition (2013).
  • Schweitzer, N. & Saks, M. Neuroimage evidence and the insanity defense. Behavioral Sciences & The Law (2011).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Schweitzer, N. Psychology and Wikipedia: Coverage of concepts and use by undergraduate students. Teaching of Psychology (2008).
  • Sanders, J., Saks, M., and Schweitzer, N. Trial factfinders and expert evidence. Modern Scientific Evidence (2008).
  • Schweitzer, N. and Saks, M. The CSI Effect: Popular Fiction About Forensic Science Affects the Public's Evaluations of Real Forensic Science. Jurimetrics (2007).
  • Schweitzer, N., Sylvester, D. and Saks, M. Rule violations and the rule of law: A factorial survey of public attitudes. DePaul Law Review (2007).
  • Saks, M., Strouse, D., and Schweitzer, N. A Multi-attribute utility analysis of legal policy responses to medical adverse events. DePaul Law Review (2005).
  • 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).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 592Research
PSY 595Continuing Registration
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 515Quantitative Research I
PSY 580Practicum
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 595Continuing Registration
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
HON 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 515Quantitative Research I
PSY 580Practicum
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 592Research
PSY 595Continuing Registration
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 515Quantitative Research I
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 493Honors Thesis
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 492Honors Directed Study
PSY 515Quantitative Research I
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 599Thesis
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 350Social Psychology
PGS 399Supervised Research
PGS 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 598Special Topics
PSY 599Thesis
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 493Honors Thesis
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 515Quantitative Research I
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 592Research
PSY 593Applied Project
PSY 595Continuing Registration
PSY 599Thesis