Graduate Associate

Pam Mueller

Graduate Student, Social Psychology

Pam Mueller is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Psychology. She received her B.S. in psychology, summa cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago in 2002, and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2008.

Prior to law school, she worked as a press secretary for Howard Dean\'s presidential campaign and on Capitol Hill. Before entering graduate school, she practiced trademark, copyright, and false advertising law, and was a research associate at the American Bar Foundation and Northwestern Law School.

Current projects include work on knowledge, intentionality, and motive in criminal and tort law; blind evaluations and bias; and inchoate crimes and morality.



Mueller, P.A., & Oppenheimer, D.M. (in press). The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note taking. Psychological Science.

Chandler, J.J., Mueller, P.A., & Paolacci, G. (2013). Non-naïveté among Amazon Mechanical Turk workers: Consequences and solutions for behavioral researchers.  Behavior Research Methods, 10.3758/s13428-013-0365-7

Chandler, J.J., Paolacci, G., & Mueller, P.A. (in press). Risks and rewards of crowdsourcing marketplaces.  In Pietro Michelucci (Ed.), Handbook of Human Computation, New York: Springer.

Shapiro, D.N., Chandler, J.J., & Mueller, P.A. (2013). Using Mechanical Turk to study clinical populations. Clinical Psychological Science, 1(2), 213-220.

Mueller, P.A., Solan, L.M., & Darley, J.M. (2012). When does knowledge become intent?: Perceiving the minds of wrongdoers.  Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 9, 859-892.

Diamond, S.S. & Mueller, P.A. (2010). Empirical legal scholarship in law reviews. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 6, 581-599.

Diamond, S.S. & Mueller, P.A. (2008). Jury decisions versus judges’ decisions. The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law, Sage Publications: 2008.        


Selected Presentations:

Social Psychology and Law Pre-Conference, SPSP Annual Meeting, Austin, 2014: Mind Perception and Morality in the Justice System

ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce 2013; Crowdsourcing and Online Behavioral Experiments Workshop: Non-Naïveté Among Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers

Four College Conference – Princeton University, 2013: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Laptop and Longhand Note-Taking

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting & Social Psychology and Law Pre-Conference, 2013 (poster presentation): Is Strict Liability Too Strict?: Lay Intuitions about Intentionality and Institutional Choice

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, 2012 (symposium chair and presenter): Advanced Uses of Mechanical Turk Crowdsourcing in Psychological Research

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Northwestern University, 2011: When Does Knowledge Become Intent?: Perceiving the Minds of Wrongdoers

Brooklyn Law School, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Law Series, 2011: When Does Knowledge Become Intent?

MERG Experimental Philosophy Conference, New York University, 2011: From Risk to Knowledge, from Knowledge to Intent: How People Perceive the Minds of Wrongdoers