Associate Professor - Sarasota
Office: Sarasota - SMC C263
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.
Ruva, C. L. (2016). The impact of pretrial publicity and need for cognition on mock-jurors’ decisions and deliberation behavior. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 6(1): 20-31 DOI: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20160601.04
Ruva, C. L., & Guenther, C. C. (2015). From the shadows into the light: How pretrial publicity and deliberation affect mock jurors’ decisions, impressions, and memory. Law and Human Behavior, 39(3) , 294-310. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000117
Ruva, C. L., Dickman, M. C, & Mayes, J. L. (2014). Exposure to both positive and negative pretrial publicity reduces or eliminates mock-juror bias. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 4 (1) . 30-40. DOI: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20140401.05
Edwards, J. D., Ruva, C. L., O’Brien, J. L., Haley, C. B., Lister, J. J. (2013). An examination of mediators of the transfer of cognition speed of processing training to everyday functional performance. Psychology and Aging, 28, 314-321. doi: 10.1037/a0030474
Ruva, C. L. & Hudak, E. (2013). Pretrial publicity and juror age affect juror decision making. Psychology, Crime, & Law. 19, 179-202. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2011.616509
Ruva, C. L., Mayes, J. L., Dickman, M.C., & McEvoy, C. (2012). Timing and type of pretrial publicity affect jurors’ decisions, predecisional distortion, and emotion. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 108-119.doi: 10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120204.06
Ruva, C. L. & LeVasseur, M. A.& (2012). Behind closed doors: The effect of pretrial publicity on jury deliberations. Psychology, Crime and Law, 18, 431-452. DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2010.502120
Ruva, C.L. (2011). Pretrial publicity affects jury decision making. In Carla E. Wilhelm (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Cognitive Psychology. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
Ruva, C. L., Guenther, C. C., & Yarbrough, A. (2011). Deciphering the effects of positive and negative PTP: Examining the roles of impression formation, emotion and predecisional distortion. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 511-534. DOI: 10.1177/0093854811400823
Ruva, C.L. (2010). How Pretrial publicity affects jury decision making. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
Ruva, C.L. (2010). Pretrial publicity affects jury decision making. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Perspectives on cognitive psychology. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.