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Lawrence White

Lawrence White

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Lawrence T. White earned a Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been a Professor of Psychology and Legal Studies at Beloit College in Wisconsin since 1984. He is the recipient of grants from the National Research Council and the National Institute of Mental Health. Professor White was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia) in 1997-98 and writes a blog for Psychology Today magazine called "Culture Conscious." He has directed study abroad programs in Australia, Estonia, and Morocco. In the past 20 years, Professor White has consulted on more than 200 criminal cases in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. He regularly testifies as an expert witness on eyewitness identification and the psychology of interrogation and confessions.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Social Cognition


  • White, L. T. (2008). Professor Tawney’s chronoscope: Psychology and psychologists at Beloit College. Beloit, WI: Beloit College Press.

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

Lawrence White
Department of Psychology
Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, Wisconsin 53511
United States

  • Work: (608) 363-2282
  • Home: (608) 365-0275
  • Fax: (608) 363-2052

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