The Social Development Institute Welcomes New Affiliated Member

The NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai welcomes Pekka Santtila as new member this fall. Please join us in welcoming him to the institute!

Pekka Santtila is a Visiting Professor of Psychology at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a Professor of Applied Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology at the Åbo Akademi University in Finland. He has provided investigative advice to the police, acted as an expert witness in numerous legal cases and consulted child sexual abuse investigations. His research interests include legal and investigative psychology, human sexuality, child sexual abuse investigations, and eyewitness identifications. His current projects focus on improving the quality of forensic interviews with children and establishing the maximum distance and minimum lighting conditions during a crime event that allow a later correct identification by a witness.