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Barry H. Cohen, Ph.D.

Applied Psychology Adjunct Faculty

Applied Psychology

Barry H. Cohen is a research affiliate in the Steinhardt school, and, along with Joshua Aronson, he directs the Mindful Education Lab. Recently, he retired as a clinical associate professor, and had been director of NYU's GSAS M.A. program in psychology for more than a decade. He has taught statistics and research design at the graduate level for more than 25 years, 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. (2017). Why the resistance to statistical innovations? A comment on Sharpe (2013). Psychological Methods, 22, 204-210.

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.


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