Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Jianjian "JJ" Qin, Ph.D. (he/him/his)

Title: Professor

Office Location: Amador 357B

Email: qinj@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916.278.5606

Mailing Address: 6000 J street

Office Hours: T 9:00-10:30 am (drop-in); R 10:00-11:30 am (EAB appointment)

Courses That I Teach

  • PSYC 102: Advanced Methods and Statistics in Psychological Research
  • PSYC 110: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 121: Methods and Statistics in Psychological Research
  • PSYC 177: Topics in Psychology and Law (coming in Fall 2023)
  • PSYC 200: Methods in Empirical Psychology
  • PSYC 202: Survey of Contemporary Statistical Methods in Psychological Research
  • PSYC 241: Seminar in Cognitive Psychology

Selected Publications

Goldfarb, D., Goodman, G.S., Wang, Y., Fisher, R.P., Vidales, D., Gonzalves, L.C., Wu, Y., Hartman, D., Qin, J., & Eisen, M.L. (2022). Adult's memory for an abuse-related childhood event: Interview protocols. Clinical Psychological Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/21677026221081877

Wu, Y., Goodman, G.S., Goldfarb, D., Wang, Y., Vidales, D., Brown, L., Eisen, M.L., & Qin, J. (2021). Memory accuracy after 20 years for interviews about child maltreatment. Child Maltreatmenthttps://doi.org/10.1177/10775595211055184

Goldfarb, D., Goodman, G. S., Larson, R. P., Eisen, M. L., & Qin, J. (2019). Long-term memory in adults exposed to childhood violence: Remembering genital contact nearly 20 years later. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(2), 381-396.

Chae, Y, Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M. L., Qin, J (2011). Event memory and suggestibility in abused and neglected children: Trauma-related psychopathology and cognitive functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110(4), 520-538.

Qin, J., Ogle, C. M. & Goodman, G. S. (2008). Adults' memories of childhood: True and false reports. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14(4), 373-391.

Sayfan, L. M., Emilie B., Goodman, G. S. Eisen, M. L. & Qin, J. (2008). Children's expressed emotions when disclosing maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect, 32(11), 1026-1036.

Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G. S., Qin, J., Davis, S. C. (2007). Maltreated children's memory: Accuracy, suggestibility, and psychopathology. Developmental Psychology, 43(6), 1275-1294.

Goodman, G. S., Myers, J. E. B., Qin, J., Quas, J. A., Castelli, P., Redlich, A. D. & Rogers, L. (2006). Hearsay versus children's testimony: Effects of truthful and deceptive statements on jurors' decisions. Law and Human Behavior, 30(3), 363-401.

Ghetti, S., Schaaf, J. M., Qin, J. & Goodman, G. S. (2004). Issues in eyewitness testimony. In. W. T. O'Donohue, T. William & E. R. Levensky (Eds). Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals (pp. 513-554). New York, NY, Elsevier Science.

Qin, J. Mitchell, K. J., Johnson, M.K., Krystal, J. H., Southwick, S. M., Rasmusson, A. M., Allen, E. S. (2003). Reactions to and memories for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 17, 1081-1097.

Ghetti, S., Qin, J., & Goodman, G. S. (2002). False memories in children and adults: Age, distinctiveness, and subjective experience. Developmental Psychology, 38(5), 705-718.

Qin, J., Raye, C. L., Johnson, M. K., Mitchell, K. J. (2001). Source ROCs are (typically) curvilinear: Comment on Yonelinas (1999). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27(4), 1110-1115.

Qin, J., Goodman, G. S., Bottoms, B. L., & Shaver, P. R. (1998). Repressed memory: An inquiry into allegations of ritual abuse. In S. J. Lynn & K. M. McConkey (Eds.), Truth in Memory (pp. 260-283). New York: Guilford.

Qin, J., Quas, J. A., Redlich, A., & Goodman, G. S. (1997). Children's eyewitness testimony: Memory development in the legal context. In N. Cowan (Ed.). The Development of Memory in Childhood (pp. 301-341). London: The Psychology Press.

Qin, J., Tyda, K. S., & Goodman, G. S. (1997). Retractors' experiences: What we can and cannot conclude. Psychological Inquiry, 8, 312-317.

Bottoms, B. L., Shaver, P. R., Goodman, G. S., & Qin, J. (1995). In the name of God: A profile of religion-related child abuse. Journal of Social Issues, 51, 85-112.

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in human memory. Current research focuses on eyewitness memory, suggestibility, source monitoring (the processes by which we identify the origins of our mental experience), false memory, as well as mechanisms of accepting misinformation. These studies have direct relevance to applied issues in the legal and clinical settings, such as assessment of eyewitness accuracy, investigation of child abuse, jury decision making, and memory deficits associated with various psychological disorders.

Typically 2-3 research assistant positions are available each semester. Students who are interested in taking PSYC 194 or PSYC 294 (Cooperative Research) are encouraged to contact me about research opportunities.

Professional Associations

Association for Psychological Science

Western Psychological Association