Melissa A. Baker

Melissa A. Baker
Western Kentucky University | WKU · Department of Psychology

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
August 2020 - present
Western Kentucky University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2019 - May 2020
Western Kentucky University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2016 - May 2019
University of Mississippi
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2016 - May 2019
University of Mississippi
Field of study
  • Experimental Psychology
August 2013 - August 2015
Appalachian State University
Field of study
  • General Experimental Psychology
August 2009 - August 2012
Appalachian State University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (8)
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A major assumption of the transfer inappropriate processing shift account of verbal overshadowing is that poor recognition performance is due to competing and inappropriate processes used during the encoding, recall, and recognition stages. The present study tested the TIPS account. Participants watched a video of a burglary during an encoding task...
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The verbal overshadowing effect is the finding that eyewitnesses who provide a description of a burglar have poorer recognition accuracy of the burglar compared to eyewitnesses who do not provide a description. In the present study we address two important methodological issues pertaining to verbal overshadowing studies. First, we examined the effe...
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Confrontations between police officers and civilians are sometimes videoed and made available to the public. In two experiments, we examined emotional regulation of such videos. Participants viewed a video of a confrontation between a police officer and a civilian and were asked if the officer used excessive force. In experiment 1, we investigated...
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The present experiments examined the effect of processing words for their survival value, relevance to moving, and pleasantness on participants' free recall scores in both nominal groups (non-redundant pooled individual scores) and collaborative dyads. Overall, participants recalled more words in the survival processing conditions than in the movin...
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In the present studies, participants viewed a brief staged video of a physical confrontation between a police officer and a civilian. Participants were then asked if the police officer had used excessive force. When people view videos of police officer-civilian confrontations, their judgements concerning the use of excessive force by officers are l...
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Crowdsourcing is a research tool of particular interest to behavioral forensic psychologists. Behavioral forensic psychology is usually thought of as an applied science with a focus on the behavior of people interacting with components of the legal system. For forensic psychologists, one important advantage of crowdsourcing is that crowdsourced sam...

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