Amy A. Hackney, Ph.D.
Coordinator of the M.S. Program in Experimental Psychology
Social Psychology, Psychology & Law
Brannen Hall 1028
Amy Hackney earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Saint Louis University. She began her career at Georgia Southern University in the fall of 2003. Dr. Hackney’s primary research interests include stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, and the implications of implicit social cognition for legal decision making. She is also interested in adult attachment and psychopathy. In general, she is interested in the intersection of social cognition with the legal system with the goal of experimentally identifying factors that lead to biased legal outcomes to inform interventions and public policy. Her recent research focuses on racial profiling, juror biases in sexual assault cases, and the relationships between attachment and psychopathy in criminal populations. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as research methods, social psychology, and psychology and law.
Last updated: 4/22/2021