Publications

Aharoni, E., Kleider-Offutt, H. M., & Brosnan, S. F. (in press). The price of justice: Cost neglect increases criminal punishment recommendations. Legal and Criminological Psychology.  (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E., Anderson, N. E., Barnes, J. C., *Allen, C. H., & Kiehl, K. A. (in press). Mind the gap: Toward an integrative science of the brain and crime. BioSocieties.

 

Aharoni, E., Abdulla, S., Allen, C. H., and Nadelhoffer, T. (in press). Ethical implications of neurobiologically informed risk assessment for criminal justice decisions. MIT Press.

 

Aharoni, E. & Hoffman, M. B. (in press). Evolutionary psychology, jurisprudence, and sentencing. In T. Shackelford (Ed.) The SAGE Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. SAGE Publications.

Allen, C. & Aharoni, E. (in press). Sentencing and the brain. In F. Focquaert, E. Shaw, & B. Waller (Eds.) The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment. Routledge.

 

Allen, C., Felsen, G., Vold, K., Blumenthal-Barby, J., & Aharoni, E. (2019). Reconciling the opposing effects of neurobiological evidence on criminal sentencing judgments. PLOS ONE (pdf)

Aharoni, E., Kleider-Offutt, H. M., Brosnan, S. F., & Watzek, J. (2018). Justice at Any Cost? The Impact of Cost/Benefit Salience on Criminal Punishment Judgments. Behavioral Sciences & the Law. (pdf)

 

Kiehl, K. Anderson, N. E., Aharoni, E. Maurer, M., Harenski, K., Harenski, C. L., Koenigs, M., Decety, J., Kosson, D., Wager, T. D., Calhoun, V. D., & Steele, V. (2018). Age of Gray Matters: Neuroprediction of Recidivism. Neuroimage: Clinical, 19, 813-823.

 

Nahmias, E. & Aharoni, E. (2017). Communicative Theories of Punishment and the Impact of Apology. In C. W. Surprenant (Ed.) Rethinking punishment in an era of mass incarceration. Routledge. (pdf)

Hardison,  C.,  Aharoni,  E.,  Larson,  C.,  Trochill,  S.,  &  Hou,  A.  (2017).  Stress  and dissatisfaction  in  remotely  piloted  aircraft  personnel.  RAND  Report RR-1756-AF. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1756.html

Aharoni,  E.  &  Vincent,  N.  A.  (2016).  Psychopathic  brains  on  trial.  Emotion  Researcher , ISRE’s  Sourcebook  for  Research  on  Emotion  and  Affect,  Andrea  Scarantino  (ed.), http://emotionresearcher.com/psychopathic-brains-on-trial/

Steele, V. R., Claus, E. D., Aharoni, E., Vincent, G. M., Calhoun, V. D., & Kiehl, K. A. (2015). Multimodal imaging measures predict rearrest. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 425.

 

Miller, L. L., & Aharoni, E. (2015) Understanding low survey response rates among young U.S. military personnel. RAND Report RR-881-AF. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR800/RR881/RAND_RR881.pdf

 

Breslau, J., Aharoni, E., Pedersen, E., & Miller, L. L. (2015). A review of research on problematic Internet use and well-being. RAND Report RR-849-AF. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR849.html

 

Wong, C., Aharoni, E., Aliev, G., & DuBois, J. (2015). Blind collaborative justice: Testing the impact of expert blinding and consensus building on the validity of expert testimony. RAND Report RR-804-1-NIJ. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR804-1.html 

 

Aharoni, E., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Kiehl, K. A. (2014). What's wrong? Moral understanding in psychopathic offenders. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 175-181.

 

Aharoni, E., Mallett, J., Vincent, G. M., Harenski, C. L., Calhoun, V. D., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Gazzaniga, M. S., & Kiehl, K. A. (2014). Predictive accuracy in the neuroprediction of rearrest. Social Neuroscience.

 

Aharoni, E., Rabinovich, L., Mallett, J., & Morral, A. (2014). An assessment of program sustainability in three Bureau of Justice Assistance criminal justice domains. RAND Report RR-550-BJA. Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR550.html

 

Steele, V. R., Claus, E. D., Aharoni, E., Harenski, C. L., Calhoun, V. D., Pearlson, G. & Kiehl, K. A. (2014). A large scale (N = 102) functional neuroimaging study of error processing in a Go/NoGo task. Behavioural Brain Research. 268, 127-138.

 

Saks, M. J., Schweitzer, N. J., Aharoni, E., & Kiehl, K. (2014). The impact of neuroimages in the sentencing phase of capital trials. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 11(1), 105-131.

 

Steele, V. R., Aharoni, E., Munro, G. E., Calhoun, V. D., Nyalakanti, P., Stevens, M. C., Pearlson, G. D., & Kiehl, K. A. (2013). A large scale (n=102) functional neuroimaging study of response inhibition in a Go/NoGo Task. Behavioural Brain Research, 256, 529–536.

 

Aharoni, E., Vincent, G. M., Harenski, C. L., Calhoun, V. D., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Gazzaniga, M. S., & Kiehl, K. A. (2013). Neuroprediction of future rearrest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 6223-6228. Retrieved from http://www.pnas.org/content/110/15/6223

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2013). Moralistic punishment as a crude social insurance plan. In T. Nadelhoffer (Ed.) The Future of Punishment. Oxford University Press (pp. 213-229).
 

Aharoni, E. & Kiehl, K. A. (2013). Evading justice: Quantifying criminal success in incarcerated psychopathic offenders. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40, 629-645. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Kiehl, K. A. (2012). Can Psychopathic Offenders Discern Moral Wrongs? A New Look at the Moral/Conventional Distinction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(2), 484-497. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2011). Punishment without reason: Isolating retribution in lay punishment of criminal offenders. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 18(4), 599-625. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E., Antonenko, O., & Kiehl, K. A. (2011). Disparities in the moral intuitions of criminal offenders: The role of psychopathy. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(3), 322-327. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E. (2009). Why do we punish? Studies of lay judgments against criminal offenders. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Psychology, UCSB. Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Aharoni, E., Funk, C., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Gazzaniga, M. (2008). Can neurological evidence help courts assess criminal responsibility? Lessons from law and neuroscience. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1124:145-60. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E., Weintraub, L. & Fridlund, A. J. (2007). No skin off my back: Retribution deficits in psychopathic motives for punishment. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 26(5), 869-889. (pdf)

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2007). Social reactions toward people vs. computers: How mere labels shape interactions. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 2175-2189. (pdf)

 

Bailenson, J., Aharoni, E., Beall, A., Guadagno, R., Dimov, A., Blascovich, J. (2004). Comparing behavioral and self-report measures of agents' social presence in immersive virtual environments. Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Workshop on PRESENCE. (2004, Valencia, Spain). Retrieved from https://vhil.stanford.edu/mm/2004/bailenson-comparing.pdf

 

Papers & Presentations

 

Aharoni, E., Rabinovich, L., Mallett, J., & Morral, A. (2014). An Assessment of Program Sustainability in Three Bureau of Justice Assistance Criminal Justice Domains. Briefing to the DOJ Bureau of Justice Assistance in Washington, D. C.

 

Aharoni, E. & Kiehl, K. A. (2011). Neural Mechanisms of Passive Avoidance Learning in Psychopathy. Conference proceedings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy in Montreal, CAN 2011.

 

Aharoni, E. & Kiehl, K. A. (2011). Quantifying Criminal Success in Psychopathic Offenders. Conference proceedings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy in Montreal, CAN 2011.

 

Aharoni, E. (2009). Current issues in moral judgment. Seminar on Law and Neuroscience in Santa Barbara, CA 2009.

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2009). Why do we punish? Victim mate value sways criminal punishment in mock trials. Conference proceedings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Tampa, FL 2009.

 

Aharoni, E., Fridlund, A. J., Weintraub, L. & Ma, T. (2007). Selective attention to threat in the psychopathic personality. Conference proceedings of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA 2007.

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2007). Measuring punitive motives: A matter of life and death. Proceedings of the Law, The Brain, and Behavior Conference in Squaw Valley, CA 2007.

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2005). Not just revenge: the role of behavior control in 3rd-party punishment. Conference proceedings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans, LA 2005.

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2004). Effects of identity labeling and evaluative feedback on response biases toward human and computer interviewers. Conference proceedings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, TX 2004.

 

Aharoni, E. & Fridlund, A. J. (2004). Retribution: a means or an end? Proceedings of the Mind, Culture and Evolution Conference in Vancouver, BC 2004.