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Yael Granot

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Yael Granot


Bass Hall 415


Yael Granot received her doctorate in social psychology from New York University and her bachelor’s from Vassar College. Her research focus is psychology and law. She uses eye tracking and other experimental techniques to examine how people make legal judgements. She also explores how people develop attitudes about justice, and is currently exploring this in the context of adolescents’ experiences with school discipline and school-based policing. Granot comes to Smith after serving as an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago for three years. At Smith, Granot is teaching social psychology, research methods and a seminar on the intersection of psychology and law.

Selected Publications

Granot, Y. & Igliozzi, D. (2023). Psychological perspectives on the presentation of video evidence: How perceivers weight what is seen and unseen. First Monday, 28(7). [Full text].

Granot, Y., Tyler, T. R., & Durkin, A. (2021). Legal socialization during adolescence: The emerging role of school resource officers. Journal of Social Issues, 77, 414-436.

Granot, Y., & Tyler, T. R. (2019). Adolescent cognition and procedural justice: Broadening the impact of research findings on policy and practice. Social and personality psychology compass13(10), e12503.

Granot, Y., Balcetis, E., Feigenson, N., & Tyler, T. (2018). In the eyes of the law: Perception versus reality in appraisals of video evidence. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law24(1), 93-104.

Granot, Y., Balcetis, E., Schneider, K. E., & Tyler, T. R. (2014). Justice is not blind: Visual attention exaggerates effects of group identification on legal punishment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General143(6), 2196-2208.

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Or by appointment 


Ph.D., M.A., New York University
B.A., Vassar

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks