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Tess Neal is a licensed clinical psychologist and forensic psychologist trained to assess, diagnose, and treat mental and behavioral disorders.Bringing psychology into legal contexts, she studies human judgment processes as they intersect with the law, especially among trained experts (such as forensic psychologists, attorneys, judges, and forensic scientists), and the nature and limits of expertise. Her research focuses on understanding and improving judgment processes.

Neal serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment as well as Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

She is a founding faculty member of ASU's Law and Behavioral Science Initiative, inaugural director of ASU's Future of Forensic Science Initiative, and directs the Clinical and Legal Judgment Lab

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