Robert Nemeth

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: D237 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3070

Education

Ph.D. - Louisiana State University
M.A. - Louisiana State University
B.S. - Louisiana State University 

Courses

PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 200 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 320 - Social Psychology
PSYC 331 - Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 490 - Seminar: Memory in Natural Contexts 

Research Interests

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 (developing experimental materials, analyzing data, developing research ideas, writing and presenting research results at psychology conferences). ​​​​​​​

Recent 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.
 
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, 563-573.
 
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.
 
Bornstein, B. H., Whisenhunt, B. L., Nemeth, R. J., & Dunaway, D. L. (2002). Pretrial publicity and civil cases: A two-way street? Law and Human Behavior, 26, 3-17. ​​​​​​​