Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, 2001, Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Training Area: Clinical Psychology (John Jay College), Human Development, Psychology and Law
Research Interests: Deception in Children; Child Witness (Developmental Psychology)
Angela M. Crossman earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 2001 (M.A., Cornell University, 1998; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1994). She came to John Jay College in 2003 from a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of Child Development ( UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , New Brunswick , NJ). Her research interests include eyewitness identification accuracy, memory development, suggestibility, the accuracy and credibility of children’s testimony, emotion regulation and the development of deception in children. Recent publications include a review of research on child testimony in custody cases and papers on child suggestibility, and on deception and credibility. Current grant-funded research focuses on the effects of exposure to domestic violence on children’s adjustment, on children’s developing emotion regulation, and on the development of deception in children. She serves as Secretary of the Section on Child Maltreatment (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association) and is Deputy Chair for Advising in the Department of Psychology.