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Brian Cutler, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Santa Barbara, CA, US

Brian Cutler, PhD Brian Cutler, PhD

Media Psychology Program Director | Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA, UNITED STATES

Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Application of Media and Technology in Criminal Investigations, Expert Psychological Testimony

Biography

Professor Cutler’s experience includes more than 30 years of faculty experience and 19 years of academic administration at two US and one Canadian university. Trained in social and forensic psychology, his media psychology-related research has examined pretrial publicity, recorded criminal interrogations, and person recognition from surveillance photos and videos. He has been the author or co-author of research grants, books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and articles in professional associations. At his previous universities, he taught a wide range of psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and supervised numerous master’s theses and doctoral dissertations.

Industry Expertise (2)

Program Development

Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (4)

Social Influence

False Confession

Eyewitness Memory

Expert Testimony

Education (3)

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ph.D., Psychology 1987

State University of New York College at Geneseo: M.A., Experimental Psychology 1984

University of Rochester: B.A., Psychology 1982

Affiliations (5)

  • Society for Media Psychology and Technology
  • International Association of Interviewers
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • American Psychology Law Society

Research Grants (3)

Development and validation of the Coercion Assessment Instrument for witness and suspect interviews

(2016-2021) Social Science and Humanities Research Council $65,126

Cutler, B. L., Leach, A. M., & Marion, S. (2016-2021). Development and validation of the Coercion Assessment Instrument for witness and suspect interviews. Social Science and Humanities Research Council ($65,126).

Future directions in law and social science

(2011) National Science Foundation $36,076

Marshall, A. M., & Cutler, B. L. (2011). Future directions in law and social science. National Science Foundation ($36,076).

Investigator bias in identification Procedures: Mechanisms and safeguards

(2000-2002) National Science Foundation $191,682

Kovera, M. B., & Cutler, B. L. (2000-2002). Investigator bias in identification Procedures: Mechanisms and safeguards. National Science Foundation ($191,682).

Articles (5)

BOOK CHAPTER: Person-matching: Real-time identifications of persons from photos and videos. In B. H. Bornstein & M. K. Miller

Advances in Psychology and Law

Rumschik, D. M., Berman, G. L., & Cutler, B. L. (in press). Person-matching: Real-time identifications of persons from photos and videos. In B. H. Bornstein & M. K. Miller (Eds)., Advances in Psychology and Law). Springer.

COVID-19 and the courtroom: How social and cognitive psychological processes might affect trials during a pandemic

Psychology, Crime & Law

Leach, A. L., Woolridge, L. R., Cutler, B. L., Neuschatz, J. S., & Jenkins, B. D. (In press). COVID-19 and the courtroom: How social and cognitive psychological processes might affect trials during a pandemic. Psychology, Crime & Law.

Identification and interpretive testimony from photo/video evidence: The coming battle of experts over facial recognition

(2021) Appalachian Journal of Law

Rumschik, D. M., Gosney, S. N., & Cutler, B. L. (2021). Identification and interpretive testimony from photo/video evidence: The coming battle of experts over facial recognition. Appalachian Journal of Law, 20, 59-70.

Analyzing videotaped interrogations and confessions

(2016) The Champion

Cutler, B. L., & Leo, R. A. (2016). Analyzing videotaped interrogations and confessions. The Champion, December, 40-46.

Creating blind photoarrays using virtual human technology: A feasibility test

(2009) Police Quarterly

Cutler, B. L., Daugherty, B., Babu, S., Hodges, L., & Van Wallendael, L. R. (2009). Creating blind photoarrays using virtual human technology: A feasibility test. Police Quarterly, 12, 289-300.