Mitchell Eisen Ph.D.
Office: KH C 3060
1993 Ph.D. University of Miami
IntroductionTeaching Interests Research Interests
Dr. Eisen is Director of the Forensic Psychology Graduate Program here at CSLA. Dr. Eisen is also the Research liaison for the Partnership between CSLA and the Juvenile Court, and a member of the Coordinating Council for the California Forensic Science Institute (CFSI). In addition, Dr. Eisen serves on the panel of experts for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in the area of eyewitness memory.
Teaching interests include issues related to human memory and suggestibility, psychopathology, experimental psychology, and assessment.
Dr. Eisen's research interests span over two broad areas. Much of his current work examines issues related to eyewitness memory and suggestibility. In addition, Dr. Eisen does research on children's memory and suggestibility with a focus on examining the impact of stress and trauma on memory reports, and disclosures of abuse.
Representative Professional Activities
Eisen, M. L., & Quas, J. & Goodman, G. S. (2001). Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview. (Eds.), Cambridge MA:Erlbaum.
Date Selected Recent Peer Reviewed Publications Jan.2008
Eisen, M. L., Oustinovskaya, M. & Kistroian, V., Mickes, L. and Morgan, D. M. The effect of question format on event memory and suggestibility. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (in press). Maltreated Children’s Memory: Accuracy, Suggestibility and Psychopathology. Developmental Psychology
Sayfan, L., Mitchell., E. B., Goodman, G.S, & Eisen, M. L. (in press) Children’s Expressed Emotions When Disclosing Maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect.
Eisen, M. L., Lorber, B., Perez, C, & Uchishiba, H. (under review). Using an Individual Differences Approach to Examine Two Distinct Types of Suggestibility Effects.
Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J (under review). Consistency of Children’s Abuse Reports Across repeated Interviews.
2002 Eisen, M. L., Morgan, D. M. & Mickes, L. Individual differences in eyewitness memory: Examining relations between acquiescence, attention, and resistance to misleading information. Personality and Individual Differences. 33(4),553-571. 2002 Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & David, S. L. Memory and suggestibility in maltreated children: Age stress arousal, dissociation & Psychopathology. Journal of Experimental and Child Psychology. 83 (3), 167-212. 2002 Ghetti, S., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M. L., Qin, J., & David, S.L. Consistency in children's reports of sexual and physical abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect. 26 (9), 977-995. 2001 Eisen, M.L., Winograd, G., & Qin, J. J. Individual differences in eyewitness suggestibility. Eisen, M.L., Quas, J.; Goodman, G.S. Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview (Eds.), Cambridge, MA: Earlbaum 2001 Eisen, M. L., Lynn, S.J. Dissociation and memory in adults and children. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15(7), 49-74. 2001 Eisen, M. L., & Quas, J. & Goodman, G.S. Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview. (Eds), Cambridge, MA: Erlbaum 1999 Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G.S., Qin, J. & David, S. L. Individual Differences in maltreated children's memory and suggestibility. In L. Williams, (Ed.), Trauma and Memory, (pp. 163-189) London: Sage. 1999 Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G. S., Qin, J., Davis S. L. Individual Differences in maltreated children's memory and suggestibility. In L. Williams, (Ed.), Trauma and Memory, 163-189, London: Sage. 1999 Eisen, M.L., An integrative perspective on the dynamics of developmental psychopathology. Contemporary Psychology. 1998 Eisen, M. L. Review of (The handbook of emotion and memory: Research and Theory). American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 1998 Eisen, M.L., Goodman, G.S., Qin, J. & Davis, S.L. The impact of dissociation on maltreated children's memory and suggestibility.Psychological Hypnosis. 1998 Eisen, M.L., & Goodman, G.S. Trauma, memory and suggestibility in children. Development and Psychopathology. 10, 717-738. 1998 Eisen, M.L., & Goodman, G.S., Qin, J. & Davis, S.L. Memory and suggestibility in maltreated children: New Research relevant to evaluating allegations of abuse (163-189). In S. J. Lynn (Ed.) Truth in Memory. New York: Guilford 1998 Eisen, M.L.,Carlson, E, B. Individual differences in suggestibility: Examining the effects of dissociation, absorption and a history of child abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 12, 47-61. 1996 Eisen, M.L. The relationship between memory, suggestibility and hypnotic responsivity. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 39(2)126-137. 1996 Eisen, M.L. Review of (Essentials of Hypnosis). American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. 38 (4), 300-301. 1996 Eisen, M.L. Review of (The Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis). Clinical Psychology Review. 19 (6) 369-370. 1995 Eisen, M. L. and Macur-Brousil, R. Ethical and Practical issues in the assessment of allegations of sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 4(4), 123-128. 1994 Fowler, B.J. and Eisen, M.L. Cardiac change scale: A brief, self-report research measure. Current Psychology, 13(2), 185-192, 1993 Eisen, M.L. Assessing the hypnotic susceptibility of college students from addictive families. Contemporary Hypnosis, 10(1), 1-17 1992 Crosbie-Burnett, M. & Eisen, M.L. Simulated divorced and remarried families: An experiential teaching technique. Family Relations, 41(1), 54-58 1992 Crosbie-Burnett, M., Eisen, M.L. School counseling training programs in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Counselor, 10(2), 32-35 1989 Eisen, M.L. Assessing differences in children with learning disabilities and normally achieving children with a new measure of creativity. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22(7), 462-464
Invited Addresses and Workshops
Understanding eyewitness memory: The current state of the science. Invited training for bench officers and attorneys sponsored by the Women’s Lawyers Association of Los Angeles: Criminal Justice Section (June, 2007).
Advances in research and practice related to Identification procedures: 6-packs, line-ups and show-ups. Invited training session for the detectives at Covina Police Department, (October, 2006).
Expert testimony in the area of Eyewitness memory. Brownbag/Workshop presentation for the Van Nuys Law offices of the Public Defender (October, 2006).
Trauma, memory and suggestibility: An examination of current research related to disclosures of abuse. Presented at The 12th annual conference of the Partnership between the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court & California State University, Los Angeles. (September, 2006).
Memory and suggestibility in maltreated children. Invited Keynote address at the Bial Foundations 2nd Annual Meeting on the Brain and Beyond, Porto, Portugal (May, 2006).
Consultation and testimony in the area of Eyewitness memory. Invited presentation for the California Public Defenders Association (October, 2005).
Consistency of children's' disclosure of abuse. Presented at The 10th annual conference of the Partnership between the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court & California State University, Los Angeles. (November, 2005, 2004).
Trauma, Memory and Suggestibility in Children. Presented at The 9th annual conference of the Partnership between the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court & California State University, Los Angeles. (October, 2004).
The current science and practice in the construction of line-ups and photo arrays. Invited workshop presented to the South East Area Detective’s Operations Support Division, Los Angeles CA (2002)
Interviewing for trial. Invited law enforcement training session on interviewing children when allegations of sexual abuse are made. Presented at the Stuart House at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (2002).
Understanding Eye-witness testimony. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the California Public Defenders Association. Monterey, CA (October, 2000)
Understanding the effects of dissociation and trauma on memory. Invited workshop presented to the clinical staff of UCLA Santa Monica Hospital’s Rape Crisis Center and Stuart House (February 1998).
Assessing reports of maltreatment and children’s competence to testify in court: Understanding the role of memory and cognitive development.. (Co presented with Tom Lyons). Workshop presented at The Fourth annual conference of the partnership between the Los Angeles County Juvenile Court & California State University, Los Angeles. (October, 1998).
#2 Schell, T., Marshall, G., & Jatcox, L. (2004). All Symptoms Are Not Created Equal: The Prominent Role of Hyperarousal in the Natural Course of Posttraumatic Psychological Distress. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 113(2), 189-197.
#5 Patterson, G. R. (2002). Some Characteristics of a Developmental Theory for Early-onset Delinquency.