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David O'Brien
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 212.387.1556
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Temple University
Research Interests: Cognitive and Cognitive Development; Ethics and Human Research Protections
The largest body of Dr. O'Brien's research has concerned human deductive reasoning and he is the co-developer of Mental Logic Theory with Professor Martin Braine of New York University.  He chaired the Institutional Review Board for Human Research Protections at Baruch College for 13 years, was a member of the CUNY-wide Institutional Review Board for 15 years, and currently is a Prisoner Representative and an alternate member of all four CUNY-Integrated Institutional Review Boards.  His current research interests are in human deductive reasoning and in cross-cultural aspects of how people make judgments concerning human research protections in America, China, and Brazil.