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 Jianjian (J.J.) Qin, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor


(916) 278-5606




Department of Psychology
CSUS, 6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6007

Teaching ::

  • PSYC 102  Foundations of Psychological Research: I I (Fall 2009)
  • PSYC 204  Experimental Design II (Spring 2010)
  • PSYC 110  Cognitive Psychology (Spring 2010)
  • PSYC 203  Experimental Design I
  • PSYC 101  Foundations of Psychological Research: I
  • PSYC 008  Methods in Psychology
  • Multivariate Data Analysis

Research Interests ::

      My primary research interest is in human memory.  Current research focuses on eyewitness memory, suggestibility, individual differences in source monitoring (the processes by which we identify the origins of our mental experience), interpersonal reality monitoring (the processes by which we judge the veracity of other people's memory), false memory, and the effects of trauma on memory.  These studies have direct relevance to many applied issues in the legal and the 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.    

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Selected Publications ::

      Qin, J., Christin, Ogle, & Goodman, G. S. (in press). Memories of childhood: True and false reports. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

      Sayfan, L., Mitchell, E.B., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M. L., & Qin, J. (in press). Children's expressed emotions when disclosing maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect.

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

      Goodman, G.S., Myers, J., Qin, J., Quas, J. A., Redlich, A.D., Rogers, L., Castelli, P., & Shuder, M. (2006).  Children's out-of-court statements: Effects of truthful and deceptive hearsay on jurors' decisions.  Law and Human Behavior. 30, 363-401.

      Ghetti, S., Schaaf, J. M., Qin, J., Goodman, G. S., (2004). Issues in eyewitness testimony. In W. T. O'Donohue & E. R. Leyensky (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.

      Eisen, M. L., Qin, J., Goodman, G. S., & Davis, S. L. (2002). Memory and suggestibility in maltreated children: Age, stress arousal, dissociation, and psychopathology. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 83, 167-212.

      Eisen, M. L., Winograd, E., & Qin, J. (2002). Individual differences in adults' suggestibility and memory performance. In M. L. Eisen, Quas, J. A., & Goodman, G. S. (Eds.), Memory and Suggestibility in the forensic interview (pp. 205-233). Mahwah, NJ: Bawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.  

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

      Redlich, A. D., Myers, J. E. B., Goodman, G. S., & Qin, J. (2002). A comparison of two forms of hearsay in child sexual abuse cases. Child Maltreatment, 17, 312-328.

      Ghetti, S., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M. L., & Qin, J., Davis, S. L. (2002). Consistency in children's reports of sexual and physical abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 26, 977-995.

      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, 1110-1115.

      Goodman, G. S., Redlich, A. D., Qin, J., Ghetti, S., Tyda, K. S., Schaaf, J. M., & Hahn, A. (1999). Evaluating eyewitness testimony in adults and children. In A. K. Hess & I. B. Weiner (Eds.), The Handbook of Forensic Psychology (2nd ed, pp. 218-272). New York, NY: , John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

      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.

      Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G. S., Qin, J., & Davis, S. L., (1998). Memory and suggestibility in evaluating allegations of abuse in children. In S. J. Lynn & K. M. McConkey (Eds.), Truth in memory (pp. 163-189). 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.

      Quas, J. A., Qin, J., Schaaf, J. M., & Goodman, G. S. (1997). Individual differences in children's and adults' suggestibility and false event memory. Learning and Individual Differences, 9, 359-390.

      Goodman, G. S., Quas, J. A., Bottoms, B. L., Qin, J., Shaver, P. R., Orcutt, H., & Shapiro, C. (1997). Children's religious knowledge: Implications for understanding satanic ritual abuse allegations. Child Abuse and Neglect, 21, 1111-1130.

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Last updated: 1/15/2008

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