Sue Hobbs

sue hobbs

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Brighton 213
(916) 278-7368

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Joined Faculty: August 2017

Quote of Personal Interest

"Every single interaction you have with another person leaves that person a little more energized or a little less. " J.P. Rhoade, COE Cirrus. Endeavor to leave each person a little more energized.

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

  • The majority of my work focuses on two key areas of child development as they relate to child victims and witnesses. These are 1) Children’s eyewitness testimony, specifically, suggestibility, memory development, and secret-keeping; 2) Factors influencing the outcomes of foster youth once they emancipate from care.

Courses Taught

  • CHDV 133
  • CHDV 211

Educational Degrees

Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Select Publications

  • Johnson, J. L., Hobbs, S. D., Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Shestowsky, D., & Block, S. (2017). “I didn’t do that!”: Event valence and child age influence adults’ discernments of preschoolers’ true and false statements. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260517736276

  • Haralambie, A., Hobbs, S. D., Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Baker, J., & Burkholder, R. (2017). Children’s development, memory, and testimony. In A. M. Haralambie (Ed.), Handling child custody, abuse, and adoption cases. Eagan, MN: Thomson Reuters/West (Annual supplement to Volume 3; 2011-2017).

  • Saywitz, K. J., Wells, C. R., Larson, R. P., & Hobbs, S. D. (2016). Effects of interviewer support on children’s memory and suggestibility: Systematic review and meta-analysis of experimental research. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.

  • Newton, J. W., & Hobbs, S. D. (2015). Simulating memory impairment for child sexual abuse. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 33, 407-428. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2197.

  • Saywitz, K. J., Larson, R. P., Hobbs, S. D., & Wells, C. R. (2015). Developing rapport with children in forensic interviews: Systematic review of experimental research. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 33, 372-389. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2186

  • Saywitz, K. J., Larson, R. P., Hobbs, S. D., & Wells, C. (2014). Listening to children in foster care: Eliciting reliable reports from children. Review of influential factors. Stockholm, Sweden: Report prepared for The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.

  • Hobbs, S. D., Goodman, G. S., Block, S. D., Oran, D., Quas, J. A., Park, A., Widaman, K., & Baumrind, N. L. (2014). Child abuse victims’ responses to appearing in dependency and criminal courts. Children and Youth Services Review, 44 407-416. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2014.07.001

  • Hobbs, S. D., Goodman, G. S., & Goodman-Shaver, D. (2014). Repeated interviews about repeated abuse: Evaluation of a case study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 212-216. doi: 0.1016/j.chiabu.2014.01.001

  • Hobbs, S. D., & Goodman, G. S. (Eds.) (2014). Child witnesses in the legal system. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 32, 681-883.


Last updated: Febuary 7, 2018
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