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Robert Nemeth

BIO

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-10528-010

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Associate Professor of Psychology

Office:
D237 Science Building

Education

Ph.D. - Psychology
Louisiana State University

M.A. - Psychology
Louisiana State University

B.S. - Psychology
Louisiana State University

Courses

Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Social Psychology