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Deryn Strange
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Phone: 212.484.1345
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., 2005, Psychology Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Training Area: Basic and Applied Social Psychology|Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College|Psychology and Law
Research Interests: Cognitive and social factors that influence memory in children and adults; including false autobiographical memories, memory distortions from the media, collective false memory and co-witness memory distortions.

Dr Strange is interested in how our memoires can become distorted over time, such that we can come to believe we had experiences we never did, even traumatic experiences. She is particularly interested in the techniques that elicit false personal or false collective memories and how people acting alone or in larger organizations—such as the media—produce those false memories. Dr Strange has served as a consultant to attorneys about the malleability of memory. Dr Strange serves on the Governing Board for the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.