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Kelly Warren

Faculty and Staff

kelly_warren_0661.jpgKelly 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

Warren, K. L., Bakhtiar, A., Mulrooney, B., Raynor, G., Dodd, E., & Peterson, C. (2015). Adults' detection of deception in children: Effect of coaching and age for children's true and fabricated reports of injuries. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33, Advance Online Publication. Doi: 10.1002/bsl.2210

Warren, K. L., & Peterson, C. (2014). Exploring parent-child discussions of crime and their influence on children's recall. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32, 686-701.

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.


Recent Honours Supervision


Cassy Compton-Gillingham: Did they really do that? Judging the veracity of children's stories after parental coaching 

Jordan Power: Public attitudes and perceptions toward the NCRMD defense 

Megan Penney:  The blame game: Perceptions of blame, responsibility and seriousness in cyberbullying


Chantal Rochon: Eliminating error with older eyewitnesses using the elimination lineup

Katherine Rose: “Despite my security settings…”: Online behaviour 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

Chair, Psychology

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS335
Phone: (709) 639-2504