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 Kelly Warren

Kelly Warren B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Memorial)

Assistant Professor

Office: AS2024
Phone: (709) 639-6511

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in introductory, developmental, social, and forensic psychology as well as research methods and design. I also regularly supervise two to three honours students each year.

Research Interests

I am interested in the intersection between psychology and law. More specifically, I am interested in children’s understanding of the correctional system, their abilities to serve as witnesses when they are victimized or see a crime, adult perceptions of child witnesses, and internet related crimes against children and adults. My most recent projects have included assessing the influence that parents have on children’s memory for crime and adults’ ability to determine the veracity of children’s coached statements about an event. Other research interests include: the onset and nature of infantile amnesia, perceptions of young offenders, and seniors’ eyewitness memory. I have a variety of ongoing research projects happening on a continual basis. Students who are interested in volunteering on various projects should contact me directly.

Recent Publications

Peterson, C., Warren, K. L., & Hayes, A. H. (2013). Revisiting narrative elaboration training with an ecologically relevant event. Journal of Cognition and Development, 14, 154-174.

Warren, K. L., Dodd, E., & Raynor, G., & Peterson, C. (2012). Detecting children’s lies: Comparing true accounts about highly stressful injuries with unprepared, prepared, and coached lies. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 329-341.

Peterson, C., Warren, K. L., & Short, M. M. (2011). Infantile amnesia across the years: A 2-year follow-up of children’s earliest memories. Child Development, 82, 1092-1105.

Peterson, C., Warren, K., Nguyen, D. T., & Noel, M. (2010). Infantile amnesia and gender: Does the way we measure it matter? Procedia Social & Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1767-1771.

Recent Honours Supervision

Chantal Rochon: Eliminating Error with Older Eyewitnesses Using the Elimination Lineup

Katherine Rose: “Despite My Security Settings…”: Online Behavior and Perceptions of White-Collar Crime

Kayla Head: Perceptions of interactions at a strip club

Mark Watton: The effect of video games on the perception of aggression

Jonathan Canning: Are age and the environment relevant factors in eyewitness memory?

Chantal Seymour: “Don’t talk to strangers”: Perceptions of grooming on internet dating sites

Amanda Power: Undergraduates’ perceptions of females who commit sex related crimes

Marc Alexander: Facebook and cyber monitoring: An exploratory study

John Green: Does the presence and nature of early childhood memories change as we age?

Carolyn Mouland: Dangerous cellphone and internet usage by adolescents

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