Tess M.S. Neal

Associate Professor and Dean's Professor of Psychology

University of Iowa


Member Since: 2020

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Tess M.S. Neal, PhD is an associate professor of psychology and serves as a Dean’s Professor at Iowa State University. Before moving to Iowa in Fall 2023, she was tenured at Arizona State University, where she was the founding director of the Future of Forensic Science Initiative. She is a scientist; a licensed clinical psychologist trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental and behavioral disorders; and a forensic psychologist trained to bring psychology into legal contexts. She studies the nature and limits of expertise. Her basic work focuses on understanding and improving human judgment processes – especially among trained experts, and her more applied work focuses on improving forensic and legal experts’ judgments in particular. Her work has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, and she has published more than four dozen scientific papers. She is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and is a fellow of both the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. She recently completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Australia. In 2022, she was awarded the Samuel J. and Anne G. Beck Award for outstanding early career research in personality assessment by the Society for Personality Assessment.

Lab Website: https://psych-law.lab.asu.edu/
Twitter: @tessmsneal


Parent: University of Iowa

Psych. Dept. Iowa City, IA 52242 USA


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