Christian J. Mott
I am a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. I work with Dr. Larisa Heiphetz in the Social and Moral Cognition Lab.
My research focuses on people's judgments about issues at the intersection of law and psychology. Recently, I have been focusing on questions like:
How do people learn and apply legal concepts (e.g., when serving on juries)?
How does the passage of time affect people's judgments about the appropriateness of legal and moral punishment?
How much and what types of punishments do people think are appropriate for violations of the criminal law and how does that map onto positive law?
Before coming to Columbia, I worked as a researcher at Opportunity Insights, an attorney at Covington & Burling, and a judicial law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. I received my J.D. from Yale Law School and my B.A. in philosophy from Yale University.