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  • He received his B.S. and M.A. degree from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State in 1966. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University and help a position as Professor at University of Toledo, as well as a courtesy Professor of Law appointment at the University of Oregon College of Law.
  • Dr. Horowitz is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.
  • He has co-authored four textbooks in Social Psychology and in Psychology and Law. He has published nearly 70 research articles in a variety of journals including Law and Human Behavior, Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Psychology, Public Policy and Law. For the past 18 years, Dr. Horowitz has received funding for his research on jury behavior from the National Science Foundation.
  • His current research areas of interest include the ability of jurors to process complex evidence in civil trials; the effectiveness of various jury-aid innovations that may increase the competence of the civil jury; and, the circumstances that provoke juries in criminal (and civil) trials to disobey the law (Jury Nullification). His work has been enhanced by the collaboration of various colleagues and friends including Ken Bordens, Marty Bourgeois, Lynne ForsterLee, Laird C. Kirkpatrick, Kristin Sommer, Norbert Kerr, Keith Neidermeier, Kip Williams.

Recent Grants

  • National Science Foundation: Jury nullification: When and How Juries Disobey the Law. $275,000. Duration: August 2002 - June 2005. Co-Pl: Norbert L. Kerr.

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