Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz

Distinguished Professor, Psychology Foundation King-McDonald Eminent Scholars Professor, Psychology


1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 211
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology ,Binghamton University
  • M.A., General Experimental Psychology, SUNY Cortland
  • B.A., Roger Williams University


  • Memory and Cognition Laboratory
  • American Psychology and Law Society
  • Psychonomic Society
  • Editorial Board, Law and Behavior


  • Memory for complex events
  • Phenomenology of memory
  • Eyewitness memory
  • False memories
  • Applied cognitive psychology
  • Psychology and the law
  • Collaborative recall
  • Mnemonic devices

Recent Publications

  • Neuschatz, J. S., & Golding, J. M. (under contract). Jailhouse Informants: Psychological Perspectives. NY Press: New York

  • Key, K. N., Neuschatz, J. S., Gronlund, S. D., DeLoach, D., & Wetmore, S. A. (Accepted Pending Minor Revisions). High eyewitness confidence is always compelling: That’s a problem. Psychology, Crime, & Law.

  • Jenkins, B. D., Le Grand, A. M., Neuschatz, J. S., Golding, J. M., Wetmore,S. A., & Price, J. L. (in press). Testing the forensic confirmation bias: How jailhouse informants violate evidentiary independence. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

  • Neuschtaz, J. S., DeLoach, D., Hillgartner, M. A., Fessinger, M. B., Wetmore, S. A., Douglass, A. B., Bornstein, B. H., & Le Grand, A. M. (in press). The truth about snitches: An archival analysis of informant testimony. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law.

  • Golding, J. M., Neuschatz, J. S., Bornstein, B. H., Reiderer, A. M., & Wetmore, S. A. (in press). The perception of a jailhouse informant in a sexual assault case. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

  • Bornstein, B. H., & Neuschatz, J. S. (2020). Hugo Münsterberg’s Psychology and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Assessment. Oxford University Press: New York.

  • Wetmore, S. A., Neuschatz, J. S., Fessinger, M. B., Bornstein, B. H., & Golding, J.G. (2020). Do judicial instructions aid in distinguishing between reliable and unreliable jailhouse informants? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47, 582-600.

  • Deloach, D. K., Neuschatz, J. S., Wetmore, S. A., & Bornstein, B. H. (2020). The role of ulterior motives, inconsistencies, and details in unreliable jailhouse informant testimony. Psychology, Crime, & Law.

  • Mote, P., Neuschatz, J. S, Bornstein, B. H.,Wetmore, S.A., & Key, K. N. (2018).Secondary confessions as post-identification feedback: How jailhouse informant testimony canalter eyewitnesses identification decisions Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 33, 375-384. doi:10.1007/s11896-018-9274-0

  • Key, K. N., Neuschatz, J. S., Bornstein, B. H., Wetmore, S. A., Luecht, K. M., Dellapaolera, K. S., & Quinlivan, D. S. (2018).Beliefs about secondary confession evidence: a survey of laypeople and defense attorneys. Psychology, Crime and Law, 24(1), 1-13.