Consultation References for the Ministry's Parish / Clients
--Providing memorandum, recalling an event one witnesses before being exposed to misinformation about the event can reduce suggestibility in the witness.
However, tampering with witness by giving immediate information for recall can make the effect of misinformation worse in the long run in the young and the
old. Immediacy of recall of actual details can facilitate the learning of new misinformation causing proactive interference. Thus tampering with witnesses at
the onset of an event can make misinformation more salient; see Chan, J.C.K., Thomas, A.K., and Bulevich, J. B. (2008). Recalling a Witnessed Event
Increases Eyewitness Suggestibility: The Reversed Testing Effect. Psych Science, 20(1), 66-73.
--Frequency and severity of peer harassment is related to being female, perceiving that school atmosphere tolerates harassment of females, and harassment
committed by school employees themselves; see Ormerod, A. J., Collinsworth, L. L. and Perry, L. A. (2009).Critial Climate: Relations Among Sexual
Harassment, Climate, and outcomes for High School Girls and Boys.Psych of Woman Quarterly, 32(2), 113-125.
--The powerful rule governed moral thinking focus on the rightfulness or wrongfulness of an act (but not when the powerful person's self interest is involved) and
the powerless focus on the outcome-the positive or negative consequences of the act. Lammers, J. and Stapel, D. A. (2009). How power influences moral
thinking. Journal of Personality and Social Psych, 97(2), 279-289.
-- The right handed associate right spacial field with positive ideas and left spacial field with negative ideas. The left handed associate left spacial field with
positive ideas and the right with negative ideas; Casasanto, D. (2009). Embodiment of abstract concepts: Good and bad in right- and left-handers. Journal of
Experimental Psych, 138(3), 351-367.
|Personal Counseling Assessments that may be usable for forensic|
|purposes important to Civil or Criminal Courts|
|Friendly Witness Testimony in Courts & Pastoral Counseling|
|Child Custody and Parental Fitness|
|Competency to Stand Trial or Conditional Release|
|Criminal Responsibility or Insanity|
|Risk Assessment or Conditional Release|
|Personal Injury Claims|
|Juvenile Transfer and Openness to Treatment - Amenability|
| Psychopathology & Risk Assessment|
|Screenings for High Risk Individuals|
|Jury decision making|
|Impact of expert testimony|
|Individual Differences Among Jury & Decision Making|
|Attitudes abouts bias cases|
|Emotional Intelligence Assessment|
The Fusing of Memory and Perception: When it takes 42 milliseconds (1/2 the time to blink the eye) for a false memory to occur, a lie, a
mis-perception and a false memory can intermix
Lies are Told Once or Twice a Day!?
Juveniles Can not be Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Non-homicide: Supreme Court's Ruling