About Dr. Beattey's Research

Dr. Beattey's research focuses on developing and implementing practical, evidence-based decision making approaches in clinical, legal, and public policy contexts; public health policy; extreme political violence; and professional ethics. 

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Borod, J.C., Stafford, R.J., Meltzer, E.P., Twaite, J.T., Scorpio, K.A., Uguru, O., Beattey, R.A., Meli, G.M., Saad, A.E., & Sharma, D. (2023). Transient global amnesia. In R.P. Roos (Editor in Chief), MedLink Neurology. San Diego, CA: MedLink Corporation.

Woodhouse J., Bender, H.A., Beattey R.A., Boone, K.B., Hartman, D. (2023, October). Dealing with threats to third party observation, violations of test security, and standing for the scientific principles of our field. National Academy of Neuropsychology Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. 

Beattey, R.A. (2023, August). Responsibilities and Requirements of the Law when Requested or Ordered to Reveal Confidential or Privileged Information. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Beattey, R. A. & Fondacaro, M. R. (2018). The misjudgment of criminal responsibility. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 36, 457-469. DOI:10.1002/bsl.2354.

Beattey, R. A., Cornwell, M., Murphy, H., Stein, V., Braun, T., Goldstein, M. A., & Bender, H. A. (2017). Caution warranted in extrapolating from Boston Naming Test item order construct. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 24 (1), 65-72. DOI: 10.1080/23279095.2015.1089505

Pirelli, G., Beattey, R. A., & Zapf, P. A. (Eds.). (2016). The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A Casebook. New York: Oxford University Press.

Beattey, R. A., Matsuura, T., & Jeglic, E. (2014). Judicial bond setting behavior: The perceived nature of the crime may matter more than how serious it is. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20 (4), 411-420. DOI: 10.1037/law0000020.

Calkins, C., Jeglic, E., Beattey, R. A., Zeidman, S., & Perillo, A. D. (2014). Sexual violence legislation: A review of caselaw and empirical research. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20 (4), 443-462. DOI: 10.1037/law0000027.

Beattey, R. A. (2008). The great bathhouse bugaboo. Michigan State University Journal of Medicine & Law, 12 (2), 129-145.     

Beattey, R. A. & Calkins, C. (2016, Nov.). Changing science does not necessarily alter the law. Monitor on Psychology, 34.

Beattey, R. A. (2016, Fall). Conceptualizing and teaching professional ethics post Hoffman. American Psychology Law Society Newsletter, 5-6.

Beattey, R. A. (in press).  “Neuron” and “Durham Rule.”  In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Calkins, C. & Beattey, R. A. (2016). Is lifetime supervision for juvenile sex offenders too harsh? Monitor on Psychology, 47(4), 26.

Beattey, R. A. (2016).  “Harvey Milk” and “Jared Loughner.”  In S. Chermak & F. Bailey (Eds.), Crimes of the centuries: An encyclopedia of notorious crimes, criminals, and criminal trials in American history. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Beattey, R. A. & Calkins, C. (2015). Get that man a psychologist: When is a criminal defendant entitled to access to psychological and other experts? Monitor on Psychology, 46 (3), 26.

Mercado, C. C. & Beattey, R. A. (2013). When legal rights and treatment conflict. Monitor on Psychology, 44 (10), 22.

Beattey, R. A. & Mercado, C. C. (2013). The Supreme Court takes a new look at marriage. Monitor on Psychology, 44 (5), 22.

Mercado, C. C. & Beattey, R. A. (2012). Is that normal behavior?Monitor on Psychology, 43 (11), 25.

Dr. Beattey’s book on the ethical practice of forensic psychology is published by Oxford University Press.