Patricia & Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology
Perception, cognition, psychology, law
Department of Psychology
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 517-7402 (voice)
(503) 914-0477 (fax)
Education and Professional Positions
1975 B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Swarthmore College
1976 M.A. Experimental Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
1980 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
1980-1986 Assistant Professor, New School for Social Research
1986-2013 Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor, then Professor, Reed College
2013-present Patricia & Clifford Lunneborg Professor of Psychology, Reed College
Research and Professional Activities
I work on a range of topics tied to perception and cognition, but with special emphasis on visual imagery, memory for emotional events, and eyewitness perception and memory (including both adult and child witnesses).
In addition to my research and teaching, I provide a variety of services for the justice system. I have provided in-service training for police and various groups of private investigators and paralegals; I’ve also provided CLE’s for defense groups, prosecutors’ offices, and the Oregon Bar Association. I have consulted extensively with attorneys on criminal and civil cases, and testify occasionally as an expert in perception and memory.
Gleitman, H., Gross, J. & Reisberg, D. (2010). Psychology, 8th edition. New York: Norton.
Reisberg, D., Editor (2012). Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. (In press; this is the companion volume for Kosslyn, S. & Ochsner, K. (Eds.), Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press.)
Reisberg, D. (2012). Visual imagery, spatial imagery. In Reisberg, D. (Ed.), Handbook of Cognitive Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Moss, A. & Reisberg, D. (2012). The impact of the appearance-change instruction on identification accuracy for same-race and cross-race identifications. (Manuscript under review.)
Reisberg, D. (2012). The science of perception and memory: A pragmatic guide for the justice system. New York: Oxford University Press. (In preparation; this book will be part of OUP’s series in Neuroscience, Philosophy & Law, edited by Lynn Nadel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong & Fred Schauer.)
Reisberg, D. (2012). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind, 5th edition. New York: Norton. (In press.)
Reisberg, D. (2012). The Cognition Workbook: Essays, Demonstrations & Explorations, to accompany the 5th edition. New York: Norton. (In press.)