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Amanda Clevinger, Instructor


Frequently Taught Courses

PSY 2610 Statistics

PSY 3805 Research Methods

PSY 3710 Human Memory

PSY3830 Cognitive Psychology


B.A. Eastern Illinois University

M.A. Georgia State University

Ph.D. Georgia State University



First impressions

Factors that lead to false imprisonment

Face processing and eyewitness accuracy

Decision making and the use of heuristics within the legal system

Effect of individual and cultural differences on others’ perceptions within the legal system


Selected Publications

Clevinger, A. M., Kleider-Offutt, H. M., & Tone, E. B. (2018). Look me in the eyes: When social

             anxiety behaviors may be misinterpreted as lying. Personality and Individual Differences, 135, 201 - 206.

Kleider-Offutt, H. M., Knuycky, L. R., Clevinger, A. M., & Capodanno, M. M. (2017).

            Wrongful convictions and prototypical Black features: can a face-type facilitate

            misidentifications? Legal & Criminological Psychology. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12105/epdf

Kleider-Offutt, H. M., Clevinger, A. M., Bond, A. B. (2016). Working memory and cognitive

            load in the legal system influences on police shooting decisions, interrogation, and jury

            decisions. Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, 5(4), 426 – 433.

            *Invited paper

Crossley, S. A., Clevinger, A. M., & Kim, Y. J. (2014). The role of lexical

            properties and cohesive devices in text integration and their effect on human ratings of

            speaking proficiency, Language Assessment Quarterly: An International Journal, 11 (3),

            250 – 270. *ILTA Best Paper Award 2014

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Physical Sciences - 1151
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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