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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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., 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.
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