Dr. Lauren Meaux

she/her/hers Assistant Professor, Psychology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 206K
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Meaux is from southeast Louisiana and received her undergraduate degrees from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!). She then attended The University of Alabama's Clinical Psychology doctoral program with an emphasis in Psychology & Law. She completed her clinical internship at Tulane University School of Medicine in Forensic Psychiatry. She is a clinical forensic psychologist who has provided a wide variety of mental health evaluations for the courts. Additionally, she conducts research pertaining to the intersection of psychology and law. When she is not teaching, conducting research, or engaging in clinical practice, she enjoys traveling, baking, and doing anything outdoors (e.g., hiking, farmer's markets).

Dr. Meaux is accepting undergraduate students for the 2023-2024 year. Apply here. 

Dr. Meaux will be accepting a PhD student to begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology & Law, The University of Alabama, 2022
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology & Law, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • B.A., Anthropology, Louisiana State University, 2016
  • B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2016


  • UAB Social Science & Justice Research Consortium
  • American Psychology and Law Society
  • American Psychological Association


  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (i.e., the insanity defense)
  • Severe Mental Illnesses
  • Biases in the Criminal System
  • Forensic Mental Health Evaluations
  • Legal Decision-making
  • Violence Risk

Recent Publications

  • Kois, L., Meaux, L. T., Cox, J., & Kelley, S. (2023). Clinical decision-making regarding criminal responsibility. In M. K. Miller, L. A. Yelderman, J. A. Cantone, & M. Huss (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Psychology and Legal Decision Making. Cambridge University.

  • Meaux, L. T., Cox, J., Edens, J. F., DeMatteo, D., Martinez, A., Bownes, E. (2022). The Personality Assessment Inventory: A U.S. case law survey and examination of relevance to legal proceedings. Journal of Personality Assessment, 104(2), 179-191.

  • Meaux, L. T., Cox, J., & Titcomb Parrott, C. (2021). Discrepancies between ideal and actual mental state at the time of the offense evaluation practices. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 21(5), 417-437.

  • Cox, J., Meaux, L. T., Kois, L., Jensen, C. (2021). Now see this? Forensic evaluator opinions regarding direct observation when evaluating competency to proceed. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 52(6), 600-609.

  • Cox, J., Stanziani, M., Coffey, C. A., Bownes, E., Brooks-Holliday, S. F., & Meaux, L. T. (2021). “Your rights end where mine begin:” A mixed-methods study of Moral Foundations Theory and support for bathroom bills. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

  • Campbell, L., Knauss, L., & Meaux, L. T. (2021). The American Psychological Association ethics code & legal statutes regarding sexual boundary violations: History and current status. In A. Steinberg, J. L. Alpert, & C. A. Courtois (Eds.), Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: Facing Therapist Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct (pp. 21-43). American Psychological Association.

  • Meaux, L. T., Doran, S. C., & Cox, J. (2020). Aberration of mind or soul: The role of media in perceptions of mass violence. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 12(4), 209-222.

  • Cox, J., Meaux, L. T., Stanziani, M., Coffey, C. A., & Daquin, J. (2019). Partiality in prosecution? Discretionary prosecutorial decision making and intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(17-18), 8471-8493.

  • Meaux, L. T., Cox, J., & Kopkin, M. R. (2018). Saving damsels, sentencing deviants and selective chivalry decisions: Juror decision making in an ambiguous assault case. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law, 25(5), 1-13.