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Eric J. Taipale

I am a Canadian syndicated science writer, researcher, and columnist who mainly writes on subjects relating to psychology and mental health sciences. My work has been published both online, in print, and in different languages—in New Scientist, Gehirn Und Geist, and Psychology Today. At Psychology Today, I write a column called “Young Minds and Crime,” which analyzes crucial topics pertaining to child and adolescent forensic psychology. During my time as a science writer, I have interviewed homicide and other violent offenders across the United States on subjects relating to developmental risk factors and crime-related characteristics. Since September 2023, I have been an undergraduate student at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, where I am currently a research assistant at the Department of Psychology’s Bully Lab supervised by Dr. Wendy Craig, PhD, OC, FRSC.


  • Bachelors of Arts (Honors), Queen's University at Kingston, 2023 - (in progress)

Professional Affiliation

  • Division 7 of American Psychological Association - Developmental Psychology 

  • American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS)

  • International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS)

  • Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP)


  • Certificate of Completion for TCPS 2: CORE 2022
    Course on Research Ethics based on the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2: CORE 2022)
    Panel on Research Ethics, Government of Canada

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*CV accessible upon requested



The Open Notebook

Psychology Today


New Scientist

Gehirn & Geist


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