Dennis J Devine Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


1990 B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois

1993 M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University

1997 Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University

2018 M.J. in Jurisprudence from IU McKinney Law School (anticipated)

Awards & Honors

Trustees’ Teaching Award (2008)

Professional Affiliations

Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology

American Psychology-Law Society


Consulting Editor--Law and Human Behavior

Teaching Assignments

For Fall 2016:

Introduction to Statistics (B305)

For Spring 2017:

Tests and Measurement (B307)

Advanced Seminar in I/O Psychology (682)

Current Research

My primary overarching research interest is team dynamics and effectiveness, with a particular focus on three types of teams: juries, top management, and sports. My research on jury decision making investigates how juries operate and what influences their decisions so that improvements to the jury system can ultimately be identified and implemented. My research on top management teams concerns how well diverse groups of experts "pool" their specialized knowledge to make business decisions and how interventions can be used to increase information sharing in these contexts. My research on the effectiveness of sports teams is aimed at identifying the variables that have the largest impact on team success so that practitioners can determine how to best leverage scarce resources. One theme of my work that cuts across all three domains is how the composition of the group affects team dynamics and effectiveness.

Select Publications

Devine, D.J., Krouse, P.C., Cavanaugh, C.M., & Basora, J.C. (in press). Evidentiary, extraevidentiary, and deliberation process predictors of real jury verdicts. Law and Human Behavior.

Devine, D.J., & Macken, S. (in press). Scientific evidence and juror decision making: A review of theory, empirical research, and directions for the future. To appear in B. Bornstein and M. Miller (Eds.), Advances in Psychology and LawNew York: Springer.

Levett, L, & Devine, D.J. (in press). Integrating individual and group models of juror decision making. To appear in M.B. Kovera (Ed.), The Future of Jury Research. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Devine, D.J., & Kelly, C.E. (2015). Life or death: An examination of jury sentencing with the Capital Jury Project database. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21, 393-406.

Devine, D.J., & Caughlin, D.E. (2014). Do they matter? A meta-analytic investigation of individual characteristics and guilt judgments. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 20, 109-134.

Devine, D.J. (2012). Jury decision making: The state of the science. New York: New York University Press.