Terrorism, Security, malevolent creativity & innovation, decision-making.
Decision Making; Military Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Media and Violence; Risk Assessment and Violent Behavior.
My research focuses on the psychological aspects of domestic and international security. My research portfolio includes funded projects on military decision making (cognitive and neuroscience psychology), the interaction of aggressive cognitions and extremist propaganda (cognitive psychology) and grass-roots programs aimed at counter violent extremism and building societal resistance (developmental and social psychology).
Dr. Shortland received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Bristol (first class honors); a master’s degree in forensic and investigative psychology from the University of Liverpool (distinction) and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the Center for Critical and Major Incident Psychology at the University of Liverpool (APA Ph.D. Research Award, 2017).