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Christine  Ruva

Christine Ruva

Christine Ruva
Associate Professor - Sarasota


Office: Sarasota - SMC C263
Phone: 941/359-4629



Psychology of Language, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Perception.

Ph.D. Area: Cognitive and Neural Sciences


Juror/jury decision making, juror memory (collaborative memory), juror perceptions of witness credibility, eyewitness memory and credibility, children as eyewitnesses, and the social use of memory.

Specialty Area

CNS (Cognition)

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
83750EXP 4680C591Cognitive Psychology

SMC B226
89267PSY 4913523Psych & Law Trial Processes
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TBA 100

Recent Publications

Ruva, C. L. & McEvoy, C. (2007). Negative and positive pretrial publicity and delay affect juror memory and decision making, Under review for JEP: Applied.

Ruva, C. L., McEvoy, C., & Bryant, J. B. (2007). Effects of pretrial publicity and collaboration on juror bias and source monitoring errors./ Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21,/ 45-67.

Ruva, C.L., & Bryant, J.B. (2004). The impact of age, speech style, and question form on perception of witness credibility and trial outcome. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1919-1944.