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Robin A. Flaton

Associate Professor of Psychology


Degrees

PHD, 1999, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MPHIL, 1996, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; JD, 1986, St Johns Univ Jamaica; MA, 1983, Univ Chicago; BA, 1981, Hofstra Univ


Bio

Dr. Robin A. Flaton is an Associate Professor with primary responsibilities in the School for University Studies and the BA program in psychology. Dr. Flaton graduated from Hofstra University in 1981 with an undergraduate degree in psychology. She then earned a master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago (1983) and a law degree St. John's University University (1986). Dr. Flaton has worked as an attorney in Manhattan Family Court bringing forward child abuse and neglect cases on behalf of the State of New York and in a private law firm handling commercial real estate transactions. In 1999, she earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Flaton teaches courses such as Introduction to Psychology; Theory and Principles of Psychotherapy; Psychology and the Law, and Psychology and the Civil Justice System. She coordinates a Court Internship Program for students interested in a career within the legal system, in which they work with a judge in the Queens County Supreme Court.

Dr. Flaton's research focuses on the experience of being a sibling to a person with an intellectual disability. Her studies are qualitative in nature and examine the experience of growing up alongside an intellectually disabled brother or sister, from a phenomenological perspective. Dr. Flaton has also examined reasoning skills, as demonstrated in a juror reasoning task. She has published her research findings in book chapters and in journals such as Mental Retardation, Journal of Behavioral Decision-Making, and Psychological Science.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CRM 002 (IS)THER PRSPTVS CRIME&JUSTICE Undergraduate
CRM 004 MENTAL ILLNESS & CRIMINL BEHVR Undergraduate
CRM 187P (IS) FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
CRM 190 INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINOLOGY Undergraduate
INTD 003A SUPREME CRT NYS/QUEENS CVLCRT Undergraduate
PSY 014F (BH) CSI: PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 014S (BH) CSI PSYCHOLOGY(OR, WHAT P Undergraduate
PSY 025 (BH) PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE Undergraduate
PSY 054 ADOLESCENT PSY Undergraduate
PSY 099 INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
PSY 100 HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY Undergraduate
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