Faculty Profile

Dr.Tara L. Mitchell

tmitchel@lhup.edu |314 Robinson Hall, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-3866

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Education: 

Ph.D. in Legal Psychology from Florida International University, 2005

B.S. in Psychology from Stetson University, 1998

Courses Most Commonly Taught: Research Methods in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Applying Research Methods in Psychology

Courses Developed: Careers in Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Professional Publications:

Brigham, J. C., Bennett, L. B., Meissner, C. A., & Mitchell, T. L. (2007). The influence of race on eyewitness memory. In R. Lindsay, D. Ross, J. Read, & M. Toglia, (Eds). Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology: Memory for People (pp. 257-281). Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates. 

Meyer, C. A., & Mitchell, T. L. (2011). Rapist development: An investigation of rapists’ attitudes toward women and parental style. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16 (1), 43 – 52.

Mitchell, T. L., Haw, R. M., Pfeifer, J., and Meissner, C. A. (2005). Racial bias in juror decision-making: A meta-analytic review.Law & Human Behavior, 29, 621 – 637.

Mitchell, T. L. &  Kovera, M. B. (2006).  The effects of attribution of responsibility and work history on perceptions of reasonable accommodations. Law & Human Behavior, 30, 733 – 748.

Professional Presentations:

Schulze, F., & Mitchell, T. L. (June 2013). Addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender college students and youth in a resource-limited area. Workshop presented at the annual Society for Public Health Education Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Fisher, C., Mitchell, T. L., & Packer, K. (May 2013). Mirror preference supports mere exposure and novel stimuli hypotheses. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington, DC. 

Mitchell, T. L., Fisher, C., Baier, E., & Scott, A. (May 2013). Relationship type, intent, and persistence influence perceptions of stalking. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington, DC. 

Ewing, J., Schadler, C., & Mitchell, T. L. (May 2012). The stigmatization of individuals with Anorexia Nervosa.Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Taylor, R.., & Mitchell, T. L. (May 2012). Who has control? Horney's aggressive style associated with internal control of reinforcement. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Birch, J., & Mitchell, T. L. (May 2011). You’re nothing but a junkie: Does society view addicts differently? Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington, DC. 

Meyer, C., & Mitchell, T. L. (May 2010). A comparison of rapists’ and robbers ’perceptions of women and parental style. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, Boston, MA. 

Meyer, C., & Mitchell, T. L. (May 2009). Rape, victim attractiveness, and gender influence perceptions of rape motivation. Poster presented at the annual Association for Psychological Science Conference, San Francisco, CA. 

Mitchell, T. L. (March 2006). The influence of the cross-race effect on lineup construction and fairness. Dissertation Award Winner poster presentation presented at the annual American Psychology-Law Society Conference, St. Petersburg, FL. 

Areas of Expertise:

Discrimination (gender, race/ethnicity) in the legal system, gender and sexual identity, Clery Act, ingroup bias, sexual harassment and assault, stalking.

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