Friederike Funk is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Psychology at NYU Shanghai. Her research area is focused in social psychology and the law. In particular, she examines the social-cognitive mechanisms that restore people’s sense of justice, such as the perception of transgressor remorse. In addition, she is interested in how character inferences from faces have potentially biasing effects in legal settings. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Professor Funk was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cologne, Germany. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Princeton University.
Psychology and Law
Funk, F., Walker, M., & Todorov, A. (2017). Modeling perceptions of criminality and remorse from faces using a data-driven computational approach. Cognition and Emotion, 31(7), 1431-1443. doi:10.1080/02699931.2016.1227305
Gollwitzer, M., Braun, J., Funk, F., & Süssenbach, P. (2016). People as intuitive retaliators: Spontaneous and deliberate reactions to observed retaliation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(6), 521-529. doi:10.1177/1948550616644300
Olivola, C.Y., Funk, F., & Todorov, A. (2014). Social attributions from faces bias human choices. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(11), 566-570. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.09.007
Funk, F., McGeer, V., & Gollwitzer, M. (2014). Get the message: Punishment is satisfying if the transgressor responds to its communicative intent. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(8), 986-997. doi:10.1177/0146167214533130
Funk, F. & Todorov, A. (2013). Criminal stereotypes in the courtroom: Facial tattoos affect guilt and punishment differently. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19(4), 466-478. doi:10.1037/a0034736