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Brian Cutler

Brian Cutler

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My research has focused on the interface of social psychology and law. More specific topics of research include eyewitness identification, interrogation, false accusations, and wrongful conviction. I teach courses in psychology and criminology and also supervise undergraduate and graduate students in research. I occasionally serve as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving eyewitness identification and coercive interrogation.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Cutler, B. L. (2006). A sample of witness, crime, and perpetrator characteristics affecting eyewitness identification accuracy. Cordozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal, 4, 327-340.
  • Cutler, B. L., Daugherty, B., Babu, S., Hodges, L., & Van Wallendael, L. R. (2009). Creating blind photoarrays using virtual human technology: A feasibility test. Police Quarterly, 12, 289-300.
  • Cutler, B. L., & Kovera, M. B. (2011). Expert psychological testimony. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 53-57.
  • Daugherty, B., Babu, S., Van Wallendael, L. R., Cutler, B. L., & Hodges, L. (2008). A comparison of virtual human vs. human administration of police lineups. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 28(6), 65-75.
  • Devenport, J. L., & Cutler, B. L. (2004). Impact of defense-only and opposing eyewitness experts on juror judgments. Law and Human Behavior, 28, 569-576.
  • Devenport, J. L., Penrod, S. D., & Cutler, B. L. (1998). Eyewitness identification evidence: Evaluating commonsense evaluations. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 3, 338 361.
  • Devenport, J. L., Stinson, V., Cutler, B. L., & Kravitz, D. A. (2002). How effective are the expert testimony and cross-examination safeguards? Jurors’ perceptions of the suggestiveness and fairness of biased lineup procedures. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 1042-1054.
  • Leach A., Cutler, B. L., & Van Wallendael, L. R. (2009). Lineups and eyewitness identification. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 5, 157-178.
  • Pavia, M., Berman, G. L., Cutler, B. L., Platania, J., & Weipert, R. (2011). Influence of confidence inflation and explanations for changes in confidence on evaluations of eyewitness identification accuracy. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16, 266-276.
  • .Phillips, M., McAuliff, B. D., Kovera, M. B., & Cutler, B. L. (1999). Double-blind lineup administration as a safeguard against investigator bias. Journal of Applied Psychology, 84, 940-951.
  • Smith, A. M., Cutler, B. L., & Findley, K. A. (2011). An investigation of top-down vs. bottom-up processing in post-appellate review of a criminal case. Albany Law Review, 74, 1365-1378.

Courses Taught:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Wrongful Conviction
  • Psychometrics
  • Social Psychology
  • Writing for the Social Sciences

Brian Cutler
Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4

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