For the last several years, my research interests have focused on two areas: memory and psychology and law. My psychology and law work centers around the effects of evidence on jurors’ decisions (e.g., how do grisly images of death affect jurors’ likelihood of convicting a defendant). My memory research focuses on why we tend to remember things that are unusual.
Besides these two research areas, I have recently started getting involved in research on persuasion and environmentally-sustainable behavior (bicycling). Students can get involved in my research at various levels, from entry-level work (data entry, photocopying, reading research articles, running subjects) to more advanced-level work such as developing experimental materials, analyzing data, developing research ideas and presenting research results at psychology conferences.
Beyond his teaching duties, Robert Nemeth serves on the Curriculum Committee and Merit and Nominating Committee for the college.
Nemeth, R. J. (2011). Enhanced persuasion in the courtroom: Visually-dynamic demonstrative evidence and juror decision-making. In R. L. Wiener & B. H. Bornstein (Eds.), Handbook of Trial Consulting: A Psychological Perspective. New York: Springer.
Nemeth, R. J., & Belli, R. F. (2006). The influence of schematic knowledge on contradictory versus additive misinformation: False memory for typical and atypical items. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20,
Bornstein, B. H., Miller, M. K., Nemeth, R. J., Page, G. L., & Musil, S. (2005). Juror reactions to jury duty: Perceptions of the system and potential stressors. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23, 321-346.
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