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Daniel Bederian-Gardner

  Daniel Bederian-Gardner

Graduate Student
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I am interested in various issues relating to children's involvement as witnesses in the legal system. My current research projects involve studying how different characteristics of the child witness might influence judgments of their credibility by potential jurors as well as looking at aspects of true and false memory across development. I am also interested in children's moral development and how it interacts with testimony.

 

Deborah Goldfarb

  Deborah Goldfarb

Graduate Student
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Sue Hobbs

  Sue Hobbs

Graduate Student
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My research interests include factors related to child development in the context of child maltreatment and emotional climate in the home. Specifically, I am interested in emotion regulation development, parent-child attachment, memory and suggestibility, and biological stress regulation processes associated with child maltreatment and early-life stressors.

 

Jonni Johnson

  Jonni Johnson

Graduate Student
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I'm interested in how people, primarily children, respond to stressful situations and how their instinctive response may influence their ability to be reliable eyewitnesses and be perceived as such by jurors. Instinctive responses would include emotional regulation abilities, coping mechanisms, attending to central vs. peripheral details, and cognitive reappraisal strategies. My interests also include improving investigative techniques and protocols when interviewing children, as well as other subsamples, that would acknowledge the cognitive and developmental limitations and strengths of the interviewee.

 

Kelly McWilliams

  Kelly McWilliams

Graudate Student
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My research interests center around children's memory for traumatic and stressful events. Specifically, I am interested in how parent child conversations and attachment style are associated with children's experience of and memory for distressing information. In addition, I examine how manipulations of initial memory reports are associated with later memory for a traumatic event.

 

  Brianna Piper

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