Lindsey Wylie


About Lindsey

Lindsey Wylie is a 2015 graduate of the J.D./Ph.D Social Psychology program. She received her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

In general, Lindsey’s research interests include understanding how legal policies attempt to balance personal autonomy and paternalistic practices for vulnerable populations (older adults, people with mental illness, people with obesity, and juveniles), and the relationship between law and policy and biases towards these groups.

Her recent research includes end-of-life decision-making, elder trust in legal institutions, and ageism/sanism/fatism within legal contexts. In the past, Lindsey was the graduate student coordinator for the Participant Volunteer Network, the older adult participant pool within the psychology department. Lindsey has previously worked on projects examining weapons reporting by middle-school students, and examining problem-solving courts such as mental health courts, drug courts, and sex offender courts.

When Lindsey is not delving into important psychology/law research, she enjoys cooking, running/biking, traveling, swing dancing, and hanging out with her dog Holmes, two cats Maslow and Griffin,  her husband Jeremy and sons Payton and Asher