Elizabeth E. Cauffman

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Professor, Psychological Science
School of Social Ecology
Ph.D., Temple University
Phone: (949) 824-4075, 5574
Fax: (949) 824-3002
Email: cauffman@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
Psychological Science
4308 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Mail Code: 7085
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
adolescent development, mental health, psychopathy, juvenile justice, female delinquency, legal and social policy
Research Abstract
Elizabeth Cauffman is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Science in the School of Social Ecology and holds courtesy appointments in the School of Education and the School of Law. Dr. Cauffman received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University. At the broadest level, Dr. Cauffman’s research addresses the intersect between adolescent development and juvenile justice. She has published over 100 articles, chapters, and books on a range of topics in the study of contemporary adolescence, including adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, parent-adolescent relationships, and juvenile justice. Findings from Dr. Cauffman’s research were incorporated into the American Psychological Association’s amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in Roper v. Simmons, which abolished the juvenile death penalty, and in both Graham v. Florida and Miller v. Alabama, which placed limits on the use of life without parole as a sentence for juveniles. As part of her larger efforts to help research inform practice and policy, she served as a member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice as well as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on the Neurobiological and Socio-behavioral Science of Adolescent Development and Its Applications. Dr. Cauffman currently directs the Center for Psychology & Law (http://psychlaw.soceco.uci.edu/) as well as the Masters in Legal & Forensic Psychology (https://mlfp.soceco.uci.edu/) at UCI.
Please see link to Psychological Science Faculty Webpage for updated publication listing: https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/cauffman/
Research Centers
Center for Psychology & Law
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