In 2021, Thomas J. Nyman, PhD, will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice in Psychology at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this, in 2020, he was an Instructor of Psychology at NYU Shanghai and, between 2016-2020, he was a PhD student in legal psychology at Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU).
Dr. Nyman completed his PhD in legal psychology on eyewitness identification accuracy at ÅAU in 2020. He also holds a master’s degree in both philosophy (ÅAU, 2011) and psychology (ÅAU, 2015) and he is a licenced clinical psychologist (Valvira, 2016).
Dr. Nyman’s published research has mainly been focused on eyewitness identification, but he has also published on the psychology of time, working memory training, and virtual reality technology. Additionally, Dr. Nyman is interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Due to this interest, he has recently created a new course at NYU Shanghai that will be offered in 2021 titled: “The Psychology of Human-Machine Communication and Relationships”.