Dr. Sara C. Appleby
Assistant Professor of Psychology
- B.A, Psychology, Rhodes College
- M.A., Psychology, Boston University
- Ph.D., Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNY
- PSY 101 – Introduction to Psychology
- PSY 256 – Forensic Psychology
- PSY 307 – Research Methods and Statistics II
- INT 201 – Building Community
Psychology and the law
My research focuses on the interaction between our justice system and the social psychological factors that put innocent suspects at risk of wrongful conviction. Specifically, my research focuses on: 1) suspects’ experiences and strategies within investigative interviews and police interrogations and 2) distinguishing between true and false confessions.
- Appleby, S. C., & Kassin, S. M. (2016). When self-report trumps science: Effects of confessions, DNA, and prosecutorial theories on perceptions of guilt. Psychology, Public Policy, And Law, 22(2), 127-140. doi:10.1037/law0000080
- Kassin, S.M., Perillo, J.T., Kassin, S.M., Appleby, S.C., & Kukucka, J.P. (2015). Interrogations and Confessions. In Cutler & Zapf (Eds.). APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology.
- Appleby, S. C., Hasel, L. E., & Kassin, S. M. (2013). Police induced confessions: An empirical analysis of their content and impact. Psychology Crime and Law, 19, 118-128. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2011.613389
- Kassin, S. M., Appleby, S. C., & Perillo, J. T. (2010). Interviewing suspects: Practice, science, and future directions. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 39-55. doi:10.1348/135532509X449361