Degrees/Diplomas: MSc, Brain Neuroscience, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; PhD, Clinical Psychology, New York University, US.
Research Interests: Using computational linguistics to study the psychology of radicalization, cognitive rigidity and terrorism; Detecting implicit prejudice outside the conscious awareness or control of the speaker.
Dr. Shuki Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at John Jay College and a member of the Graduate Center faculty, City University of New York (in Criminal Justice and Clinical Psychology). Dr. Cohen obtained his BSc in Biophysical Chemistry (Cum Laude) and MSc in Brain Research from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. After working as a neuroscientist at University of California, Berkeley he transferred to New York University, where he completed his PhD in clinical psychology. In his clinical training, Dr. Cohen externed for 4 years at NYU’s Psychodynamic Outpatient Clinic and for 2 years with Albert Ellis at his 'Institute for Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy'. He interned at Bellevue and Gouverneur hospitals (both APA accredited) and then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Yale Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Cohen is an Associate Editor of the 'Journal of Psycholinguistics Research' and on the editorial board of the 'International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies'. Dr. Cohen’s research concerns the psychological processes underlying ideological extremism and violence on both the interpersonal and inter-group levels.