Richard Wiener is Professor of Psychology and Courtesy Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. He received a B.S in Psychology from the Cleveland State University, a Masters of Legal Studies from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Houston. He has taught at State University of New York at Plattsburg, Saint Louis University, Baruch College – CUNY, and since 2002 at the University of Nebraska.
He was Editor of Law and Human Behavior and has served on the American Psychology/Law Society executive committee as Secretary of that organization. Rich has served SPSSI in the past as its newsletter editor, editor of the Judicial Notebook, and as a member of council.
His research applies models of emotion, motivation and decision making to problems in law, policy, and legal process. Specific areas of current interest include decision making in probation, parole, discrimination at work, and mental health care policy. Rich has been fortunate in obtaining funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice.