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Samuel J. (Justin) Sinclair, PhD

Director of Research, Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory (The PEaRL)

  • Phone: 617-643-4497
Clinical Interests
Psychological, Cognitive and Personality Assessment
Violence and aggression
Psychometrics
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
PhD, Suffolk University
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Samuel Justin Sinclair, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Director of Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory (The PEaRL). His clinical and research interests are in psychological, cognitive and personality assessment; psychometrics and scale development/evaluation; and aggression and violence. He is co-Author of the forthcoming book, The Psychology of Terrorism Fears (Oxford University Press, in press) and co-Editor of the forthcoming volume, Contemporary Debates in Terrorism (Routledge Publishing, in press). He is also co-Editor of the book Interdisciplinary Analyses of Terrorism and Political Aggression (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), and co-Author of the book Creating Young Martyrs (Praeger Security International, 2008). Dr. Sinclair is Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the peer-refereed journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and has published numerous papers and books in the areas of terrorism, aggression, violence, psychological assessment, and psychometrics. He has contributed numerous papers to journals including Studies in Conflict and Terrorism; Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment; Psychiatry Research; Traumatology; Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace; Assessment; and the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, among others. Dr. Sinclair is also the developer of the Terrorism Catastrophizing Scale (TCS), a psychological assessment tool measuring anticipatory fears about terrorism. He is past recipient of the Association for Threat Assessment Professionals' (ATAP) Dr. Chris Hatcher Memorial Scholarship Award (2007) for Excellence in Forensic Studies.

One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-4497
Phone 2: 617-724-5600

Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5600

One Bowdoin Square
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2927

Phone: 617-643-4497
Phone 2: 617-724-5600

Psychiatry Department
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5600

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