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.
Hechler, S., Funk, F., & Kessler, T. (2023). Not revenge, but change is sweet: Experimental evidence of how offender change and punishment play independent roles in victims’ sense of justice. British Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12613 [https://osf.io/bg8qz/]
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2016.1227305
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167214533130