Society and Culture

Check the map

Beaver psychology professor Kevin Bennett used existing data and research to create a map of our country’s psychology.

John Chapin

Penn State Beaver Professor of Communications John Chapin's childhood experiences drive his violence prevention and anti-bullying research.

Re-examining the death penalty

Penn State Beaver Associate Professor Mari Pierce is studying the transcripts of every death-eligible case in the state of Oregon from 2000 to 2010 to see if and how juries are influenced. Her findings could change the way capital cases are tried.

Re-examining the death penalty

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice Mari Pierce is examining capital case transcripts for insight on jury decisions, research that one day could affect how cases are tried and the future of the death penalty in the United States.

Mari Pierce

Associate Professor of Administration of Justice and the 2016 Faculty Excellence in Research Award winner Mari Pierce is studying capital cases in Oregon for insight into how the juries decided on death.