Posts By: Ethan Sager

New book out

Book cover and coozie

See new book out in 2019, edited by Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglass, and published by Guilford Publications, New York. It covers a wide array of topics in the psychology-law area, with chapters written by top researchers in their fields. See reviews from Elizabeth Loftus (UC, Irvine), Saul Kassin (John Jay, CUNY), Michael Lamb… Read more »

And a new discussion paper on the confidence-accuracy relationship for eyewitness identification:


Here Neil Brewer joins Jim Sauer and Matt Palmer, two of his former PhD students, to examine an issue that has attracted a lot of attention recently: the probative value of high confidence eyewitness identifications. There will certainly be a few researchers who won’t agree with their conclusions, but the authors believe the issues canvassed… Read more »

A change of tack … with a new paper in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


co-authored with colleague Robyn Young, and a product of their new ARC Discovery grant – provides an interesting and new paradigm that permits probing of criminal vulnerability in ASD adults. Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2020). Perspective taking deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and allaying police officers’ suspicions about criminal involvement. Journal of Autism and…

Yet another tangent … Most eyewitness memory research fails to acknowledge the motivations of the witnesses …


when trying to understand the nature of their memory reports. This paper, just out in Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, derived from Nicole McCallum’s PhD thesis and offers an interesting new approach to understanding why eyewitnesses report (or don’t report) what they do. McCallum, N., Brewer, N., & Weber, N. (2019). A… Read more »