Carlton Patrick studies the psychology of legal decision-making, often from an evolutionary perspective. He is the coauthor of the book Objection: Disgust, Morality, and the Law (OUP), and his work has been published across a broad range of academic outlets including Nature Human Behaviour, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, and the Arizona State Law Journal. Prior to joining the faculty at UCF, he was a visiting scholar with the Center for Neuroscience and Society at the University of Pennsylvania and practiced law with Holland & Knight LLP.


JD: Boston University School of Law
PhD (Psychology): University of Miami
MS (Psychology): University of Miami
BS: Florida State University


Research Interests

  • Law and Psychology
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary Analysis of Law


  • Law and Human Behavior
  • Law and Emotions
  • Legal Writing
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