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Ellsworth, Phoebe C.

Frank Murphy Distinguished University Professor of Law and Psychology

3219 East Hall
734.763.1143
E-mail pce@umich.edu
Phoebe C. Ellsworth, the Frank Murphy Distinguished University Professor of Law and Psychology, has conducted pioneering scholarship in the field of psychology and law. She has published widely on the subjects of person perception and emotion, public opinion and the death penalty, and jury behavior. Her most recent articles have appeared in the Alabama Law Review (Meador Lecture Series), The Jury Expert, Emotion Review, and Psychological Science. She holds a joint appointment in the Psychology Department at the University of Michigan. Prof. Ellsworth is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the executive board of the Death Penalty Information Center, an international review committee member for the Swiss National Science Foundation, and a member of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee. She is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford universities.

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Confirmation Bias in Criminal Investigations. Univ. of Texas School of Law, Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper. Working Paper.
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"Appraisal Theory: Old and New Questions." Emotion Rev. 5, no. 2 (2013): 125-31.
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Co-author. "False Convictions." S. R. Gross, co-author. In The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, edited by E. Shafir, 163-80. Princeton Univ. Press, 2012.

"Legal Reasoning and Scientific Reasoning." In Meador Lectures on Rationality, 45-68. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama School of Law, 2011.

Co-author. "Ask and What Shall Ye Receive? A Guide for Using and Interpreting What Jurors Tell Us." B. O'Brien and S. R. Sommers, co-authors. U. Pa. J. L. & Soc. Change 14, no. 2 (2011): 201-32.
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Co-author. "Evolution, Emotions, and Emotional Disorders." R.M. Nesse, co-author. Am. Psychologist 64, no. 2 (2009): 129-39.
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Co-author. "'Race Salience' in Juror Decision-making: Misconceptions, Clarifications, and Unanswered Questions." S. R. Sommers, co-author. Behav. Sci. & L. 27, no. 4 (2009): 599-609.
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