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Barry Cohen New York University, USA

Barry H. Cohen, PhD, retired in 2016 as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University, where he had been the director of the M.A. program in psychology for more than a decade, and had taught graduate-level courses in statistics, research methods, and cognitive psychology for more than 30 years. In addition to publications in the field of psychophysiology, he is the author of Explaining Psychological Statistics (now in its fourth edition) and coauthor of Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (now in its seventh edition) and Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. At present he is writing a book on the origins of mental pain, and his interests include Eastern philosophy, the effects of meditation, inner speech and imagery, and the mechanisms that underlie mental effort. Currently, he is a visiting scholar and co-director of the Mindful Education Lab in NYU's Steinhardt School of Education, where his mission is to design ways of teaching mindfulness meditation to students of all ages and develop techniques to encourage its regular practice. He holds a doctorate in experimental psychology from NYU, a master of arts degree in psychology from Queens College (CUNY), and a bachelor of science degree in physics from Stony Brook University.

Selected Publications (Articles and Chapters)

Travis, F., Nash, J., Parim, N., & Cohen, B. H. (2020). Does the MRI/fMRI Procedure Itself

Confound the Results of Meditation Research? An Evaluation of Subjective and Neurophysiological Measures of TM Practitioners in a Simulated MRI Environment. Frontiers in Psychology11, 728.

Cohen. B. H., & Aronson, J. (2020). The Mindful Social Animal. In Aronson, J. & Aronson, E.     (Eds). Readings About The Social Animal (12th ed., pp. 56-74). New York: Worth/          Freeman.

Ross, S., Bossis, A., Guss,  J., Agin-Liebes, G., Malone, T., Cohen, B., ... Schmidt, B. L. (2016). Rapid and sustained symptom reduction following psilocybin treatment for anxiety and          depression in patients with life-threatening cancer: A randomized controlled trial.         Journal of Psychopharmacology, 30, 1165-1180.

Cohen, B.H. (2017).  Why the resistance to statistical innovations? A comment on Sharpe

            (2013). Psychological Methods, 22, 204-210.

Cohen, B.H. (2002).  Calculating a factorial ANOVA from means and standard deviations.

Understanding Statistics, 1, 191-203.

Demarais, A.M., & Cohen, B.H. (1998).  Evidence for image-scanning eye movements during

transitive inference.  Biological Psychology, 49, 229-247.

Cohen, B.H., Davidson, R.J., Senulis, J.A., Saron, C.D., & Weisman, D.R. (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.