Kelly McWilliams

Kelly McWilliams

Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
212-237-8669
Room number and address: 
10.63.16

Education

2014-2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate- Gould School of Law, University of Southern California

2014: PhD Developmental Psychology- University of California, Davis

2007: BA Psychology- Emory University

Scholarly Work

  1. McWilliams, K., & Goodman, G. S. (in press). Parental bias, attachment, and children’s eyewitness reports. International Journal on Child Maltreatment.
  2. McWilliams, K., Stolzenberg, S. N., Williams, S., & Lyon, T. D. (in press). Increasingmaltreated and nonmaltreated recall of a minor transgression: The effects of back-channel utterances, a promise to tell the truth, and an incremental putative confession. Child Abuse & Neglect.
  3. Williams, S., McWilliams, K. & Lyon, T.D. (in press). A mega-analysis of children’s disclosure of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
  4. Stolzenberg, S. N., Williams, S., McWilliams, K., Liang, C. X., & Lyon, T. D. (in press). Encouraging children to describe their feelings and thoughts when disclosing sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect.
  5. McWilliams, K., Quas, J. A., & Lyon, T. D. (2019). Maltreated children’s ability to make temporal judgments using a recurring landmark event. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34, 873-883. doi:10.1177/0886260516645812
  6. Stolzenberg, S. N., McWilliams, K., & Williams, S., Lyon, T. D. (2018). The consistency and accuracy of children’s reports of an adult transgression: Conversational memory and the putative confession. Psychology, Public and Law, 24, 379-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000176
  7. Chae, Y., Goodman, M., Goodman, G. S., Troxel, N., McWilliams, K., Thompson, R. A., Shaver, P. R., Widaman, K. F. (2018). The role of attachment in children’s memory and suggestibility about the Strange Situation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 360-379. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.09.001
  8. Stolzenberg, S. N., McWilliams, K., & Lyon, T. D. (2017). Ask versus tell: Potential confusion when child witnesses are questioned about conversations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23, 447-459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xap0000136
  9. Stolzenberg, S. N., McWilliams, K., & Lyon, T. D. (2017). Spatial language, question type, and young children’s ability to describe clothing: Legal and developmental implications. Law and Human Behavior, 41, 398-409. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000237
  10. Stolzenberg, S. N., McWilliams, K., & Lyon, T. D. (2017). The effects of the hypothetical putative confession and negatively-valenced yes/no questions on maltreated and non-maltreated children’s disclosure of a minor transgression. Child Maltreatment, 22, 167-173. doi: 10.1177/1077559516673734
  11. Lyon, T. D., Stolzenberg, S. N., & McWilliams, K. (2017). Wrongful acquittals of sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32, 805-825. doi: 10.1177/0886260516657355
  12.  Ahern, E. C., Stolzenberg, S. N., McWilliams, K., & Lyon, T. D. (2016). The effects of secret instructions and yes/no questions on maltreated and non-maltreated children’s reports of a minor transgression. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 34, 784-802. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2277.
  13.  McWilliams, K., Harris, L., & Goodman, G. S. (2014). Child maltreatment, trauma-related psychopathology, and eyewitness memory in children and adolescents. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 32, 702-717. doi: 10.1002/bsl.2143
  14. McWilliams, K., Goodman, G. S., Lyons, K., & Newton, J. (2013). The effects of simulated memory impairment and individual differences on memory for child sexual abuse information. Memory & Cognition, 42, 151-63. doi 10.3758/s13421-013-0345-2
  15. McWilliams, K., Narr, R. K., Goodman. G. S., Ruiz, S., & Mendoza, M. (2013). Children’s memory for their mother’s murder: Accuracy, suggestibility, and resistance to suggestion. Memory, 21, 591-598. doi:10.1080/09658211.2013.763983
  16.  Fivush, R., Marin, K., McWilliams, K., & Bohanek, J. (2009). Family reminiscing style: Parent, gender, and emotional focus in relation to child well-being. Journal of Cognition and Development, 10, 210-235. doi: 10.1080/15248370903155866

 

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