- Psychopathy (aka psychopathic personality): - Assessment of psychopathy using self-report, caregiver/collateral informant reports, expert-rater devices (i.e., Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (Hare PCl-R)). - Training Clinicians/Students to use the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised - Implications of psychopathy for the legal system (i.e., recidivism, treatment outcomes, risk assessments) - Treatment for psychopathy - Neuroscience of psychopathy
- Cognitive Neuroscience - Utility of neuroimaging techniques to inform psychiatric illnesses (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, ADHD) - Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience - Training students/clinicians in neuroimaging methods
- Neuroscience and Law - State and Federal Judge education on Neuroscience and/or Psychopathy and/or Schizophrenia - Legal consultant on cases of neuroscience and/or psychopathy in the legal system
- Cetacean Cognition - using EEG/brain waves to assess cognitive function in dolphins and whales
Kiehl, K.A. (2014). The Psychopath Whisperer: The science of those without conscience. Crown Publishing, A division of Random House. www.psychopathwhisperer.com
Cope, L.M., Ermer, E., Gaudet, L.M., Eckhardt, A.L., Caldwell, M.F., Calhoun, V.D. & Kiehl, K.A. (2014). Abnormal brain structure in youth who commit homicide. Neuroimage: Clinical, 4, 800-807.
Aharoni, E., Vincent, G., Harenski, C., Calhoun, V.D., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Gazzaniga, M.S., & Kiehl, K.A. (2013). Neuroprediction of future re-arrest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 110 (15), 6223-6228.
Decety, J., Skelly, L.R., & Kiehl, K.A. (in press). Brain response to empathy-eliciting scenarios in incarcerated psychopaths. Archives of General Psychiatry
Ly, M, Kirk, G.R., Newman, J.P., Kiehl, K.A., & Koenigs, M. (2012). Cortical thinning in psychopathy. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 (7), 684-687.
Anderson, N.E. & Kiehl, K.A. (2012). The psychopath magnetized: Insights from brain imaging. Trends in Cognitive Science (TICS), 16 (1), 52-60.
Ermer, E. Kahn, R., Salovey, P. & Kiehl, K.A. (2012). Emotional intelligence in incarcerated men with psychopathic traits. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103 (1), 194-204.
Ermer, E., Cope, L.M., Nyalakanti, P.K., Calhoun, V.D., & Kiehl, K.A. (2012). Aberrant paralimbic gray matter in criminal psychopathy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121 (3), 649-658.
Psychology, Neuroscience and Law Undergraduate/Graduate Seminar (Psychology 450/650) ** Offered Fall 2013
Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Undergraduate/Graduate Seminar (Psychology 450/650; offered every other year)
Introduction to Neuroimaging Analysis (Psychology 450/650).
Psychology, Neuroscience and Law Laboratory (Psychology 335L)
Samantha Fede, BS, Virginia Tech
Julia Lushing, J.D., Cardozo Benjamin School of Law
Charles 'Sam' Robinson, M.A. University of Pennsylvania
Michael Maurer, B.A. University of California Davis
*Dr. Kiehl reviews graduate student applications in clinical and cognitive areas every year.
Mobile MRI Core and Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Ebany Martinez-Finley, Ph.D, Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor of Translational Neuroscience
Carla Harenski, Ph.D, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Post Doctoral Fellow
Nathaniel Anderson, Ph.D, Baylor University
Vaughn Steele, Ph.D, University of Minnesota
Simone Viljoen, Ph.D, Simon Fraser University
RESEARCH STAFF (by project):
Mobile MRI Manager
Keith Harenski, BS, LaRoche College
Prashanth Nyalakanti, MS, Louisiana Tech University
Vikram Rao, MS, University of Texas at Arlington
Michael Miller, BS, University of Pittsburgh
Michael Maurer, BA, University of California, Davis
Leah Efferson BA., Hiram College in Ohio
Adult Male Psychopathy/Substance Abuse
Michael Miller, BS, University of Pittsburgh (Coordinator)
Tomas Segovia, BA, University of New Mexico
Christopher Lee, BS, University of New Mexico
Leah Efferson, BA, Hiram College in Ohio
Aleice Vujnovich, BS from University of Wisconsin – Madison, (WI staff)
Leah Efferson, B.A., Hiram College in Ohio
Aleice Vujnovich, (WI staff)
Adult Female Psychopathy/Substance Abuse
Alex Eckhardt, University of New Mexico
Matt Widdows, MA, University of New Mexico
Laura Meeks, New Mexico State University (Team Lead)
Devyn Folk, University of New Mexico
Ph.D. Lab Alumni
Eyal Aharoni, Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara
Elsa Ermer, Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lora Cope, Ph.D. The University of New Mexico