Dennis Devine leverages his extensive background in psychology with his interest in the law and juries to conduct applied research in the service of clients.
He specializes in applying psychological principles, findings, and methods to assess and diagnose client needs; gathering and systematically analyzing relevant data; and then conveying critical findings in an easy-to-digest manner.
Prior to joining ThemeVision, Dr. Devine was an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for 22 years, where he conducted research and taught courses in statistics, psychological measurement and data interpretation, and psychology and law. His primary research interest was jury decision making, with a focus on learning when juries will be influenced by extralegal factors and how the deliberation process influences verdicts and damage awards. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed social science journals. He has also authored two book chapters that appeared in Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 2 (2016) and The Psychology of Juries (2017). Dr. Devine wrote – Jury Decision Making: The State of the Science (2012) – a book published by New York University Press that summarizes the scientific literature on juries and offers an integrative theory of how they reach decisions.
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While at IUPUI, Dr. Devine worked on a number of projects as a team development consultant for Roland Diamond Associates and Eli Lilly and Company. He also served on the editorial board for Law and Human Behavior for six years and has given invited presentations to the Marion County Public Defender’s Office and at a conference funded by the National Science Foundation on the “Future of Jury Research.” He is a member of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society.
Dr. Devine earned a Master of Jurisprudence degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2018. He received his PhD in 1997 and his M.S. in 1993 from Michigan State University, both in industrial/organizational psychology. He earned his B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois in 1990.
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