Kerri A. Goodwin

Assistant Chairperson, Cognitive Psychology


Contact Info

LA 2210C


Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology,
Florida State University, 2000

M.S. in Experimental Psychology,
State University of New York in Cortland, 1995

B.S. in Psychology,
John Carroll University, 1993

Areas of Expertise



Research Interests

Dr. Goodwin's academic areas of interest revolve around the study of memory. It is memory that makes us who we are, determines how we act, and allows us to make future decisions. Her current interests include the study of individual differences in eyewitness memory and false memory. The use (and misuse) of memory in everyday life is the focus of her research in psychology.


Selected Publications

Goodwin, K.A., & Goodwin, C.J. (2017). Research in psychology: Methods and design (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Goodwin, K. A., Hannah, P. Nicholl, M., & Ferri, J. (in press). The confident co-witness: Effects of misinformation on memory after collaborative discussion. Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Goodwin, K. A., & Kukucka, J. P., Hawks, I. M. (2013). Co-witness confidence and eyewitness memory: An examination of normative and informational social influences. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 91-100.

Goodwin, K. A. (2013). Reducing false memories via context reinstatement: The roles of encoding and retrieval contexts. American Journal of Psychology, 126, 213-225.

Courses Taught

    • PSYC 213/213: Research Design and Statistical Analysis in Psychology I & II
    • PSYC 314: Research Methods in Psychology
    • PSYC 461/680: Cognitive Psychology/Advanced Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYC 679: Special Topics-Memory