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Cynthia Najdowski

  • MA
  • Assistant Professor
  • University at Albany State University of New York
  • 26PublicationsNumber of items in Cynthia's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 10Followers

Research interests

I am broadly interested in psychological perspectives on public policies and laws relevant to disadvantaged and victimized groups.

About

Cynthia J. Najdowski is currently a doctoral student who is majoring in Social and Personality Psychology and minoring in Psychology and Law at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studies issues at the intersection of psychology and the law, particularly those that concern vulnerable populations. She has conducted research on racial disparities in the legal system, perceptions of juvenile offenders, and social influences on the recovery of sexual abuse and rape victims. Her work has been recognized with several competitive awards and grants, including a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, and published in journals such as Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; Psychology of Women Quarterly; and Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Cynthia is now conducting her dissertation research, which examines how social psychological theories can be used to understand racial disparities in the legal system.

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Publications (5)

  • Stereotype threat in criminal interrogations: Why Black suspects are at risk for confessing falsely

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  • The effects of revictimization on coping and depression in female sexual assault victims.

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  • The experience of mental health service use for African American mothers and youth

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  • Trauma severity and defensive emotion-regulation reactions as predictors of forgetting childhood trauma

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  • Understanding jurors’ judgments in cases involving juvenile defendants: Effects of confession evidence and intellectual disability.

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University at Albany, State University of New York

January 2013 - Present

Education

PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

August 2005 - July 2012(7 years)

MA

Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

August 2005 - December 2009(4 years)

BA

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

August 1994 - July 1998(4 years)