Dr. Blandon-Gitlin

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Iris Blandón-Gitlin, Ph. D

Professor of Psychology

I earned my PhD in Applied Cognitive Science from Claremont Graduate University under the mentorship of Dr. Kathy Pezdek.

2005, Ph.D, Claremont Graduate University

Dr. Iris Blandón-Gitlin's research interest is on social-cognitive factors that influence how people process and remember faces, events, and forensic evidence. Her current research examines these four broad questions: (1) What are the processes involved in creating true and false memories of events, and what characteristics differentiate them? (2) Are there valid tools to distinguish between true and false accounts of events? (3) How do observers (e.g., jurors) perceive and evaluate evidence elicited with coercive interrogation/interview tactics? (4) What factors influence memory for faces? To address these questions her lab applies a variety of methodologies and theories drawn from the memory, deception, and interviewing literatures.  She is also a collaborator in Dr. Jaume Masip’s Deception Lab at Salamanca University in Spain.