B.S., Cornell University, 1982
M.S., Cornell University, 1984
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989
Psychology and the law
Applied cognitive psychology
Behavioral and cognitive effects of television
Social cognition with an emphasis on memory, stereotypes, social judgment, and impression formation. These topics are studied in the context of psychology and the law.
Spans theoretical and applied issues in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.
Due in part to Dr. David Ross’ testimony related to police lineups and eyewitness testimony, as well as his continued commitment to the cause, a Missouri judge has overturned the life sentence (without possibility of parole) of Anthony Williams, who was convicted of 1st degree murder in 1993 at the age of 14. See link below for a brief news article on the decision:
Toglia, M., Ross, D., Pozzulo, J. & Pica, M. (Eds). (2014). The Elderly Eyewitness: Memory for People and Events. Taylor & Francis.
Kostenko, O., Ross, D.F., Metzger, R., Benton, T., & Shelton, J. (2012). Using a modified lag task to measure adult age differences in memory. Psychological Reports.
Ross, D.F., Rapus-Benton, T., McDonnell, S., Metzger, R., & Silver, C. (2007). When accurate and inaccurate eyewitnesses look the same: A limitation of the “pop-out” effect and the 10-12 second rule. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, 677-690.
Ross, D.F., Marsil, D., Rapus-Benton, T., Hoffman, R., Warren, A.& Lindsay, R.C.L. (2006).Children’s susceptibility to misidentifying a familiar bystander from a lineup: When younger is better. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 249-257.
Benton, T.R, McDonnell, S., Thomas, N., Ross, D.F., & Honerkamp, N. (2006). On the admissibility of expert testimony on eyewitness identification: A legal and scientific evaluation. Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy, 3, 392-452.
Benton, T.R., McDonnell, S., Thomas, N., Ross, D. & Honerkamp, N. (2006). On the admissibility of expert testimony on eyewitness identification: A legal and scientific evaluation. Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy, 2-3, 392-452.
Rapus-Benton, Ross, D.F., McDonnell, S., Thomas, N., & Bradshaw, M. (2006). Eyewitness Memory is Still Not Common Sense: Comparing Jurors, Judges and Law Enforcement to Eyewitness Experts. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20, 115-129.