Lawrence T. White earned a Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been a Professor of Psychology at Beloit College in Wisconsin since 1984. In the past 30 years, Professor White has consulted or more than 300 criminal cases. He consults with attorneys and testifies as an expert witness on eyewitness identification and the psychology of interrogation and confession. Professor White was a visiting professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia) in 1997 and 2015. He has directed study abroad programs in Australia, Estonia, and Morocco. His book CULTURE CONSCIOUS: BRIEFINGS ON CULTURE, COGNITION, AND BEHAVIOR will be published by John Wiley and Sons in late 2020.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Law and Public Policy
- Social Cognition
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- White, L. T. (2008). Professor Tawney’s chronoscope: Psychology and psychologists at Beloit College. Beloit, WI: Beloit College Press.
- Chojnacki, D., Cicchini, M., & White, L. T. (2008). An empirical basis for the admission of expert testimony on false confessions. Arizona State Law Journal, 40(1), 1-45.
- Cicchini, M., & White, L. T. (2018). Convictions based on character: An empirical test of other-acts evidence. Florida Law Review, 70(2), 347-377.
- Cicchini, M., & White, L. T. (2017). Testing the impact of criminal jury instructions on verdicts: A conceptual replication. Columbia Law Review Online, 117, 22-35.
- Cicchini, M., & White, L. T. (2016). Truth or doubt? An empirical test of criminal jury instructions. University of Richmond Law Review, 50, 1139-1167.
- Costanzo, M., & White, L. T. (1994). An overview of the death penalty and capital trials: History, current status, legal procedures, and cost. Journal of Social Issues, 50(2), 1-18.
- Domanico, A., Cicchini, M., & White, L. T. (2012). Overcoming Miranda: A content analysis of the Miranda portion of police interrogations. Idaho Law Review, 49, 1-22.
- Hrehorciuc-Caragea, A., & White, L. T. (2017). An investigation of the relationship between psychological flexibility and bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(4), 473-486. doi:10.1080/15299716.2017.1377137
- Poole, D. A., & White, L. T. (1993). Two years later: Effects of question repetition and retention interval on the eyewitness testimony of children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 29(5), 844-853.
- Poole, D. A., & White, L. T. (1991). Effects of question repetition on the eyewitness testimony of children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 27(6), 975-986.
- White, L. T. (1987). Juror decision-making in the capital penalty trial: An analysis of crimes and defense strategies. Law and Human Behavior, 11(2), 113-130.
- White, L. T. (1987). The mental illness defense in the capital penalty hearing. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 5(4), 411-421.
- White, L. T. (1984). Attitudinal consequences of the preemployment polygraph examination. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 14(4), 364-374.
- White, L. T., & Cicchini, M. C. (2019). Is reasonable doubt self-defining? Villanova Law Review, 64, 1-24.
- White, L. T., Valk, R., & Dialmy, A. (2011). What is the meaning of “on time”? The sociocultural nature of punctuality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(3), 482-493.
- Poole, D. A., & White, L. T. (1995). Tell me again and again: Stability and change in the repeated testimonies of children and adults. In M. S. Zaragoza, J. R. Graham, G. C. N. Hall, R. Hirschman, & Y. S. Ben-Porath (Eds.), Memory and testimony in the child witness (pp. 24-43). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- White, L. T. (2016). Engaging students in research abroad: A program in Estonia and Morocco. In D. Gross, K. Abrams, & C. Enns (Eds.), Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad (pp. 57-72). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Lawrence T. White
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