Eva Szeli

SCOB
143
TEMPE
Principal Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104

Biography

Éva Szeli received her bachelor's in psychology from Georgetown University and a master's and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami. After working as a staff psychologist at the VA Medical Center in Miami for several years, she earned a J.D. in Law at the University of Miami. She moved overseas to work with non-governmental organizations applying international human rights law to mental disability policies by conducting human rights investigations and advocacy training in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Upon her return to the United States, Szeli taught distance-learning courses in mental disability law at New York Law School and co-authored the first casebook in international human rights and mental disability law.  

Szeli joined the teaching faculty in ASU Department of Psychology in 2007 and has taught -- both in-person and online -- core psychology courses (Intro, Statistics, and Research Methods); general courses in Social, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology; and advanced courses in Psychology & Law, the Psychology of Advertising, and Interpersonal Influence.  Her particular area of interest is in the various intersections of psychology and the law.

Education

  • J.D. University of Miami School of Law 1999
  • Ph.D. University of Miami 1994
  • M.S. University of Miami 1992
  • B.S. Georgetown University 1988

Publications

Perlin, M. L. & Szeli, É.  (in press).  Commentary on article 14 of the CRPD: Liberty and security of the person.  In I. Bantekas, D. Anastasiou, & M. Stein (Eds.), Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Perlin, M. L. & Szeli, É.  (2012).  Mental health law and human rights: Evolution and contemporary challenges.  In M. Dudley, D. Silove, & F. Gale (Eds.), Mental health and human rights.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Szeli, É .  (2011).  Psychology & Law: An Undergraduate Reader.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Perlin, M.L., Bursztajn, H., Gledhill, K., & Szeli, É.  (2008).  Psychiatric ethics and the rights of persons with mental disabilities in institutions and the community.  Haifa, Israel: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Bioethics.

Perlin, M.L., Kanter, A.S., Treuthart, M.P., Szeli, É., & Gledhill, K.  (2006).  International human rights and comparative mental disability law: Cases and materials.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Perlin, M.L., Kanter, A.S., Treuthart, M.P., Szeli, É., & Gledhill, K.  (2006).  International human rights and comparative mental disability law: Documents supplement.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Szeli, É. & Pallaska, D.  (2004, April).  Violence against women with mental disabilities: The invisible victims in CEE/NIS countries.  76 Feminist Review 117-119.

Rosenthal, E. & Szeli, É.  (2003, Winter).  Grim report documents conditions in Kosovar mental institutions.  14 Psychology International 1‑3.

Rosenthal, E. & Szeli, É.  (2003, August).  Not on the agenda: Mental health and human rights in Kosovo.  Report published by Mental Disability Rights International.

Szeli, É.  (2002).  International mental disability law: The Central and Eastern European experience.  International human rights law and the institutional treatment of persons with mental disabilities: The case of Hungary.  21 New York Law School Journal of International and Comparative Law 349-355.

Szeli, É.  (2000, Fall).  Ex-parte civil commitment, family care-givers, and schizophrenia: A therapeutic jurisprudence analysis.  24 Seattle University Law Review 529-554.

Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 591Seminar
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 230Introduction to Statistics
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 468Psychology and Law
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 468Psychology and Law
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 468Psychology and Law
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 315Personality Theory/Research
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 350Social Psychology
PSY 366Abnormal Psychology
PSY 461Interpersonal Influence
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 468Psychology and Law