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Christopher King

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Office:
Dickson Hall 455
Email:
kingch@montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-3325
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Dr. Chris King is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, the Associate Director of Clinical Training (Associate DCT) for the PhD and MA Programs in Clinical Psychology, and the Director of the MA Program in Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology Concentration.

Dr. King can be contacted in connection to his role as Associate DCT at psychpracticum@montclair.edu.

Specialization

Dr. King is a clinical psychologist and lawyer.

His research lab (http://www.chriskinglab.com/) focuses on clinical-forensic psychology and mental health law, correctional psychology, and police and public safety psychology.

Dr. King also has professional interests in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

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Office Hours

Spring

Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In-person or via Zoom (email Dr. King to arrange Zoom)

Research Projects

Forensic psychology and mental health law

Current directions/projects:

(a) Law and practice concerning forensic psychological testing.

(b) Law and practice concerning hybrid psychological–legal concepts for evaluation.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Correctional psychology

Current directions/projects:

(a) The clinical utility of incorporating the self-perceptions of justice-involved persons and digital technologies into correctional human services, including the development of the latter.

(b) The interpretability of measures of developmental maturity and criminal sophistication, as used in evaluations of justice-involved juveniles, by examining the comparative performance of justice-involved young adults on these measures.

(c) Validation of theories underlying correctional human service principles.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Police and public safety psychology

Current directions/projects:

(a) Multicultural sensitivity in conducting pre-employment psychological screenings for police officer candidates.

(b) The utility of structured professional judgment in conducting pre-employment psychological screenings for police officer candidates.

See link for recent articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Secondary research themes

Dr. King occasionally branches out within or beyond his primary research themes when a compelling idea arises from colleagues or students.

See link for examples.