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Dr. W. Burt Thompson

Dr. W. Burt Thompson

Professor of Psychology

Phone:
(716) 286-8521
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 106

Bio

I have a variety of research interests in the area of human learning and memory. Currently my students and I are doing research studies on eyewitness memory. We look at various factors that affect the accuracy of eyewitness identification from lineups and mug shots. The Cognitive Psychology Lab is located in the DePaul science building. Psychology students gain valuable hands-on research experience by assisting with these studies.

During the spring 2009 semester I am teaching Research Methods (Psy 222) and a Senior Seminar on experimental psychology and law (Psy 481). My office is DePaul 106; office hours are Monday and Wednesday, 11:30-1:30, and 1-2 on Tuesday and Thursday.