Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2001
My core research program focuses on questions pertinent to the psychology of law with a particular emphasis on examining heuristic processing (e.g. using stereotypes) and individual-difference factors (e.g., working memory capacity) that contribute to errors in source memory and decision-making in an applied context. Processing style and individual differences are of interest to me because of the important role they play in the criminal justice arena. My research program challenges established perspectives on the role of stereotypes in memory construction and recall (Kleider, Pezdek, Goldinger, Kirk, 2008; Kleider, Goldinger, & Knuycky; 2008) as well as establishing innovative ways to link cognitive ability to police officer decision making (Kleider & Parrott, 2009; Kleider, Parrott, & King; in press).
An overarching goal of my research is to generate knowledge that translates to “real-word” contexts. To that end my internal funding (I am the P.I. on several grants 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 A & B) and external grant submissions have established fruitful new collaborations focused on method-method data gathering techniques (e.g., psycho-physiological measures, functional MRI). Last year, my interests launched my research into controversial topic areas (e.g., cognitive ability and police officer shooting decisions) that have garnered significant attention from the scientific community (e.g., requests for reprints and collaborations from colleagues across the country) and the popular media (e.g., LA times, Science Force News, radio stations). More recently, my current projects focus on lie detection, moral decision-making, event memory in older adults and neuro-imaging as a new way to support my behavioral findings. My stellar graduate students and research assistants are an integral part of all of my projects.
Three main foci of my research program are complementary investigations of factors that promote event memory recollection error, factors that influence face recognition error and factors that promote biases in decision-making.
expectations influence memory
Testing memory for Crime sequences
Kleider, H.M., Cavrak, S. E., & Knuycky, L. R. (2012). Looking like a criminal: Stereotypical Black facial features promote face categorization error. Memory & Cognition.
Kleider, H.M., Knuycky, L. R., & Cavrak, S. E. (2012). Deciding the fate of others: The cognitive underpinnings of racially biased juror-decision-making. The Journal of General Psychology.
Kleider, H.M., Parrott, D.J. & King, T. Z. (2010). Shooting behavior: How working memory, arousal and affect influence police officer shoot decisions. Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Kleider, H.M. & Parrott, D. J. (2009). Aggressive shooting behavior: How working memory and threat influence shoot decisions. Journal of Research in Personality.
Flemming, T.M., Beran, M.J., Thompson, R.K., Kleider, H. M. & Washburn, D.A.(2008). “What meaning means for same and different: Analogical reasoning in humans, chimpanzees and Rhesus monkeys”. Journal of comparative Psychology, 2, 176-185.
Kleider, H.M., Goldinger, S.D. & Knuycky, L. (2008). “Stereotypes Influence False Memory for Imagined Events”. Memory, 16, 91-114.
Kleider, H.M., Pezdek, K., Goldinger, S. D. & Kirk, A. (2008). Schema-Driven source misattributions errors: Remembering the expected from a witnessed event. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 1-20.
Kleider, H.M., & Goldinger, S.D. (2006). “The Generation and Resemblance Heuristics in Face Recognition: Cooperation and Competition”. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 32, 259-276.
Kleider, H.M., & Goldinger, S.D. (2004). Illusions of face memory: Clarity breeds familiarity. Journal of Memory and Language, 50, 196-211.
Goldinger, S.D., Kleider, H.M., Azuma, T., & Beike, D. (2003). "Blaming the victim" under memory load. Psychological Science, 14, 1, 81-85.
Goldinger, S.D., Azuma, T., Kleider, H.M., & Holmes, V. (2002). Font-specific memory: More than meets the eye? In J. Bowers & C. Marsolek (Eds.), Rethinking Implicit Memory. Oxford University Press. pp. 157-196.
Kleider, H.M., & Goldinger, S.D. (2001). Stereotyping ricochet: Complex effects of racial distinctiveness on identification accuracy. Law and Human Behavior, 25, 6, 605-627.
Goldinger, S.D., Kleider, H.M., & Shelley, E. (1999). The marriage of perception and memory: Creating two-way illusions with words and voices. Memory & Cognition, 27, 328-338.
Recent Conference Presentations
Kleider, H. M., Knuycky, L., Cavrak, S. (March, 2010) Event Valence Affects False Alarm Rate for Event Actions When Witnesses are Highly Aroused: Witness Age is not a Factor. Accepted paper presentation for the annual meeting of the Psychology and Law Society meeting in Miami, FL.
Latu, I.M. & Kleider, H.M. (January, 2010) Racial bias reduction in the shooting task: The effects of counterstereotypes and mood. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
Kleider, H. M & Parrott, D. J. (2009). Shooting Behavior: How Working Memory, Arousal and Affect Influence Police Officer Shoot Decisions. Annual Meeting of the Psychology and Law Society, SanAntonio, TX.
Knyucky, L.& Kleider, H. M.(2009). The effects of racial stereotypes on face recognition and lineup identification: Does processing style matter? Annual Meeting of the Psychology and Law Society, SanAntonio, TX.
Latu, I. & Kleidier, H. M. (2009). The influence of positive thinking on shoot decisions. Society for Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA)* Award winner
Cavrak, S. & Kleider, H. M. (2009). Crime scene typicality: Shifting attention and the criminal stereotype. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. * Award winner
King C., Anderson, A., Cavrak, S. & Kleider, H. M. (2009). Crime scene typicality: Shifting attention and the criminal stereotype. Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference (GSURC)
Kleider, H. M. & Knyucky L. (2008). Misremembering murderers. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Chicago, IL.
Kleider, H. M. & Knyucky L. (2007). The influence of Operation Span on aggressive shooting behavior. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, CA.
Knyucky, L. & Kleider, H. M. (2007). The effect of Race on Guilty Verdicts: Order Matters. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, CA.
Cavrak, S. &Kleider, H.M. (2007). The effect of race on crime scene memory. Annual Meeting of the Psychology and Law Society, Jacksonville, FL.
Kleider, H. M. & Riddick, L. (2006). The Influence of Cognitive Load on Guilty Verdicts: Operation Span Matters. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Houston TX.
Kleider, H. M. (2006). The Effects on Individual Differences in Working Memory Capacity on Jury Decision Making. Annual Meeting of the Psychology and Law Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL.