Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: D237 Science Building
Ph.D. - Louisiana State University
M.A. - Louisiana State University
B.S. - Louisiana State University
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
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
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.