Allison Redlich selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Allison Redlich selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science

Allison Redlich, distinguished university professor and associate chair of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) at George Mason University, has been awarded Fellow status by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Fellow status is bestowed upon APS members who have “made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service and/or application.” Fellows are nominated by the APS membership and selected by a committee.

“As a scholar and researcher, and as Founder and Director of the MoDiLS Lab (Modeling Decision-Making in the Legal System), Professor Redlich has become one of the world’s leading scholars in the areas of psychology and law, and criminology,” said CLS chair, Professor James Willis. He continued, “She also pays her scientific contributions forward in her role as a research mentor to both graduate and undergraduate students. In fact, in recognition of her excellence in mentoring, she has received two major national mentoring awards (the American Society of Criminology and the American Psychology-Law Society mentor awards), and she was a Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Fellow at Mason. I am proud to call her a colleague and a friend.”

Redlich was trained as an experimental psychologist but uses multiple methods to conduct her research. Much of Redlich’s research centers on whether legal decision-making is knowing, intelligent and voluntary. She examines such decision-making in vulnerable and non-vulnerable defendants, and across several different contexts—in the interrogation room, during the guilty plea process and in mental health courts. Redlich also studies wrongful convictions, with a particular focus on false confessions and false guilty pleas.

“I am extremely pleased to be recognized by APS in this way,” Redlich said. ““As a psychologist working in criminology/criminal justice departments for the past 15 years, this honor is especially meaningful.”

Please join us in congratulating Allison Redlich for this honor!