Two of our excellent PhD students—Alliyza Lim & Katie Logos—working on projects related to Neil Brewer & Robyn Young’s ARC project, Problematic interactions between autistic adults and the justice system, have just been awarded their PhDs.
The paper was commissioned by Division 41 of the American Psychological Association; the 6 authors were invited; and (as well as the normal journal reviewing processes) the various iterations of the manuscript were reviewed in sessions at major international conferences: Wells, G. L., Kovera, M. B., Douglass, A. B., Brewer, N., Meissner, C., & Wixted,... Read more »
Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Guerin, N. (2020). Police line-ups of the future? American Psychologist, 75, 76-91.
The article with colleagues at University of Bath (UK) extends our memory research to ASD in a special issue of Autism Research. The chapter focuses on our new ARC-funded research on how perspective taking deficits often seen in ASD individuals may contribute to problematic interactions with the police. Maras, K., Norris, J., & Brewer, N.... Read more »
Brewer, N., Lucas, C. L., Sauer, J. D., & Palmer, M. A. (in press, 2020). Measuring the relationship between eyewitness identification confidence and accuracy. In A. Smith, M. Toglia, & J. Lampinen (Eds.), Methods, measures, and theories in eyewitness identification tasks. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis. Sauer, J. D., & Brewer, N. (in press,... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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... Read more »
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 »