Dr. Aharoni is an assistant professor of Psychology, Philosophy, and Neuroscience at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His research investigates the prediction and deterrence of antisocial behavior and the influence of emotion and other extra-legal factors on legal decision-making.
He has a particular interest in how multiple approaches to these topics (cognitive, behavioral, evolutionary, technological, and neurobiological) may apply to criminal responsibility, jurisprudence, and mental health treatment policy. He also has methodological and management experience in survey research, experimental research, and longitudinal follow-up studies.
Prior to his current appointment, Aharoni served as a Research Associate for the RAND Corporation. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with appointments at The MIND Research Network for Neurodiagnostic Discovery and the University of New Mexico Psychology. He has also held research positions at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior and the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, where he studied human-computer social interaction and the perception of agency.
Aharoni earned his Ph.D. in psychology at UC Santa Barbara where he also served as a research fellow for the MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project.