Barry H. Cohen

Mindful Education Lab

Barry H. Cohen is currently an adjunct associate professor of psychology teaching statistics in NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Previously, he was director of the NYU's M.A. program in psychology for more than a decade, and is the author of three statistics text books currently in print. He received a B.S. in physics from Stony Brook University, an M.A. in general psychology from Queens College, and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from NYU. He completed two years of post-doctoral research under the guidance of Richard Davidson at Purchase College in New York. His current research is focused in two main areas: the subjective and neural correlates of inner speech; and the cognitive, affective, and physiological changes produced by the regular practice of meditation and related mental exercises.    

Selected Publications

Cohen, B.H. (in press). Why the resistance to statistical innovations? A comment on Sharpe (2013). Psychological Methods.

Cohen, B.H. (2013). Explaining Psychological Statistics (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Cohen, B.H. (2002). Calculating a factorial ANOVA from means and standard deviations. Understanding Statistics, 1, 191-203.

Demarais, A. & Cohen, B.H. (1998). Evidence for image-scanning eye movements during transitive inference. Biological Psychology49, 229-247.

Cohen, B.H., et al. (1992). Muscle tension patterns during auditory attention. Biological Psychology, 33, 133-156.

Cohen, B.H. (1986). The Motor Theory of Voluntary Thinking. In R.J. Davidson, G.E.     Schwartz, and D. Shapiro (Eds.), Consciousness and self-regulation (Vol. 4, pp. 19-54). New York: Plenum Press.