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Kristen Capuozzo, J.D., Ph.D.

Kristen Capuozzo
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Position(s): 

Adjunct Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

M.S. Psychology

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Individual cognitive processes and how they are relevant to various aspects of social psychology, investigating judgment and decision making within the context of jury trials.

Education: 

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Houston (2012)

J.D., cum laude, University of Houston Law School (1991)

B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University (1988)

Biography: 

Kristen Capuozzo, J.D., Ph.D., is a social psychologist as well as a licensed attorney who is currently a full-time lecturer for the University of Houston System.  Although her main focus is on her teaching and her students’ classroom experience, she also occasionally serves as a trial consultant for local attorneys during the jury selection process.  Her dissertation proposed a new method for examining the effects of pre-trial publicity on a juror’s verdict and she is currently investigating individual personality variables and their effects on juror punishment assessment.  Dr. Capuozzo earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, College Station, and received her law degree from the University of Houston.  She was a practicing trial attorney for several years before she returned to the University of Houston to earn her doctorate in social psychology.

Talks & Lectures: 

Capuozzo, K., Acitelli, L. K. & Wickham, R. (2012). The role of pet closeness in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. 

Capuozzo, K. (2011). Death penalty verdicts: A closer look at juror variables. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX. 

Capuozzo, K., & Tobin, S.J. (2010). Causal uncertainty and stereotyping: Investigating the underlying cognitive processes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Capuozzo, K., Tobin, S.J., & Raymundo, M.M. (2008). Temporarily accessible causal uncertainty and persuasion by causal arguments: The moderating role of causal importance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

Selected Publications: 

Tobin, S. J., Capuozzo, K. I., & Raymundo, M. M. (2012). The effects of primed causal uncertainty and causal importance on persuasion, Social Influence, 7(4), 269-284.

 
 
 

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