Dr. Eisen's CV

PERSONAL VITA

Mitchell L. Eisen Ph.D.

Psychologist      

E-Mail -- [email protected]

Education

University of Miami

1993  Ph.D.  Counseling Psychology 

University of Chicago

1987  M.A. Social Science/ Human Development                                 

University of New Mexico

1983 B.A.  Psychology 

Books 

Eisen, M. L., & Quas, J. & Goodman, G. S. (2001). Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview. (Eds.), Cambridge MA:Erlbaum.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Eisen, M. L., Ying, R., Swaby, M., & Chui, C. (2022). Comparing Witness Performance in the Field versus the Lab: How Real-World Conditions Affect Eyewitness Decision Making. Law and Human Behavior. 46(3), 175-188. Available open access online, https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/lhb/46/3

Eisen, M. L. Jones, J. J., Ying, R., Williams, T & Ristrom, R. (in press) Misidentifying an Innocent Suspect Can Alter Witness Recollections of the Perpetrator’s Face. Psychology, Crime and Law. Published Online, April, 2022.

Goldfarb, D., Goodman, G. S., Wang, Y., Fisher, R., Vidales, D., Gonzalves, L., Hartment, D., Qin, J.J., Eisen , M. L. (in press). Adults, Memory for a Maltreatment-Related Childhood Experience: Interview Protocols. Clinical Psychological Science. Published online, April 2022.

Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G. S., Deip, J, Lacsamana, M, Ristrom,. L., Qin, J. (2021).  Disclosures of Sexual and Physical Abuse Across Repeated Interviews. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 30(8), 932-352.

Wu, Y., Goodman, G. S., Goldfarb, D., Wang, Y., Vidales, D., Brown, L, Qin, JJ., Eisen, M. L. (2021). Memory Accuracy after 20 Years for Interviews about Child Maltreatment. Child Maltreatment. 7(2), 381-396

Eisen, M. L. Smith, A. M. Bohanon, L., Lacsamana, M. Monarrez, V., & Wall, R. W. (2019). Testing a modified procedure for Conducting Showups with Eyewitnesses. Police Chief Magazine.

Eisen, M. L., Frenda, S., Jones, J. M., Williams, T (2020) How Exposure to Social Media Affects Eyewitness Memory. The Champion

Eisen, M. L., Cedre, G., Williams, T, & Jones. J. M. (2018) Does anyone else look familiar? Influencing identification decisions by asking witnesses to reexamine the lineup. Law and Human Behavior42 (4), 306-320

Eisen, M.L., Goodman, G. S., Deip, J, Lacsamana, M, Goldfarb, D., Olami, J, & Quas, J. (2019). Effects of social support on Maltreated and At-Risk Children’s Memory and Suggestibility. The International Journal of Child Maltreatment2(2) 55-78.

Goldfarb, D., Goodman, G. S., Larson, R., Eisen, M. L. & Qin, J. (2019). Long-Term Memory in Adults Exposed to Childhood Violence: Remembering Genital Contact Nearly 20 Years Later. Clinical Psychological Science7(2) 381-396.

Eisen M. L., Smith, A., Olaguez, A. & Perta-Skeritt, A. (2017). Showups Conducted by Law Enforcement in the Field: Comparing Witness Performance in the Field Versus the Lab. Psychology, Public Policy and the Law23(1), 1-22.

Eisen, M. L., Gabbert, F., Ying, R., & Williams, J. (2017). “I Think He Had A Tattoo On His Neck”: How Co-Witness Discussions About A Perpetrator’s Description Can Affect Eyewitness Identification Decisions. Journal of Applied Memory and Cognition6(3) 274-282.

Eisen M. L., & Skerrit-Perta, A. Owen, J., Cedre, & Jones, J. (2017). Pre-admonition Suggestion in Live Showups: When witnesses learn the cops believe they caught ‘the’ guy. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(5), 520-529.

Goldfarb, D., Goodman, G. S., Larson, R. P., Gonzalez, A., & Eisen, M. L. (2017). Putting children’s memory and suggestibility in their place: An analysis considering person, topic, and context. In H. Otgaar, & M. L. Howe(Eds.), Cambridge: Oxford University Press. Finding the Truth in the Courtroom: Dealing with Deception, Lies, and Memories

Eisen, M. L. & Dodson, B, & Olaguez., A (2015). How Prejudicial is Gang Evidence? Washington College of Law, Criminal Law Practitioner.

Eisen, M. L. Dodson, B. & Dohi, G. (2014). Probative or Prejudicial: Can Gang Evidence Trump Reasonable Doubt? UCLA Law Review, Discourse

Eisen, M.L., Lorber, B., Perez, C, & Uchishiba, H. (2013). Using an Individual Differences Approach to Examine Two Distinct Types of Suggestibility Effects. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(2), 2-11.

Eisen, M. L., Wandrey, L., Drachman, D., Clement, A Groskop, C, and Enoch, R. (2012). Examining the Prejudicial Effects of Gang Evidence on Jurors. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 13(1). 

Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M. L., and Qin, J. J. (2011). Event memory and suggestibility in abused and neglected children: Trauma-related psychopathology and cognitive functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 110, 520-538.

Eisen, M. L. (2009). A review of Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in war veterans. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 51(4), 409-410.

Eisen, M. L., Oustinovskaya, M. & Kistroian, V., Mickes, L. and Morgan, D. M. (2008). The effect of question format on event memory and suggestibility. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. 56(2), 198-213.

Sayfan, L., Mitchell, E. B., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M.L. & Qin, J. J. (2008) Children’s expressed emotions when disclosing maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect. 32 (11), 1026-1036.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (2007). Maltreated Children’s Memory: Accuracy, Suggestibility and Psychopathology. Developmental Psychology. 43(6) 1279-1294.

Lorber, W, Morgan, D, Eisen, M. L. Barak, T, Perez, C, Crosbie-Burnett, M. (2007). Patterns of cohesion in the families of offspring of addicted parents: Examining a nonclinical sample of college students. Psychological Reports,101(3) 881-895.

Eisen, M. L., Morgan, D. M, & Mickes, L. (2002). Individual differences in eyewitness memory: Examining relations between acquiescence, attention and resistance to misleading information. Personality and Individual Differences.33(4), 553-571.

Ghetti, S., Goodman, G. S. Eisen, M. L. Qin, J. J., & Davis., S. L. (2002). Consistency in children’s reports of sexual and physical abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect. 26(9), 977-995.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (2002). Memory and suggestibility in maltreated children: Age stress arousal, dissociation, & Psychopathology. Journal of Experimental and Child Psychology. 83 (3), 167-212.

Eisen, M. L. & Winograd, G. (2001). Individual differences in eyewitness suggestibility. Eisen, M. L., Quas, J & Goodman, G. S. Memory and Suggestibility in the Forensic Interview. (Eds.), Cambridge MA:Earlbaum.

Eisen, M. L., Morgan, D. M, & Mickes, L. (2002). Individual differences in eyewitness memory: Examining relations between acquiescence, attention and resistance to misleading information. Personality and Individual Differences.33(4), 553-571.

Eisen, M. L. &  Lynn, S. J. (2001). Dissociation and memory in adults and children. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 15(7), 49-74.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (1999). Individual Differences in maltreated children’s memory and suggestibility. In L. Williams, (Ed.), Trauma and Memory, (pp. 163-189)  London: Sage.

Eisen, M. L. (1997). An integrative perspective on the dynamics of developmental psychopathology. PsycCRITIQUES (originally Contemporary Psychology). 42(12) 1127-1128.

Eisen, M. L. (1998). Review of (The handbook of emotion and memory: Research and Theory). American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (1998). The impact of dissociation on maltreated children’s memory and suggestibility. Psychological Hypnosis.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., (1998). Trauma, memory, and Suggestibility in children.  Development and Psychopathology. 10, 717-738.

Eisen, M. L., & Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. & Davis S. L. (1998). 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.

Eisen, M. L., & Carlson, E, B., (1998). Individual differences in suggestibility: Examining the effects of dissociation, absorption and a history of child abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 12, 47-61.

Eisen, M. L. (1996). The relationship between memory, suggestibility and hypnotic responsivity. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 39(2) 126-137.

Eisen, M. L., and Macur-Brousil, R. (1995). Ethical and Practical issues in the assessment of allegations of sexual abuse.  Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 4(4), 123-128.

Fowers, B. J. and Eisen, M. L. (1994). Cardiac change scale: A brief, self-report research measure. Current Psychology,  13(2), 185-192.

Eisen, M. L. (1993). Assessing the hypnotic susceptibility of college students from addictive families. Contemporary Hypnosis, 10(1), 1-17.

Crosbie-Burnett, M. and Eisen, M. L. (1992). Simulated divorced and remarried families: An experiential teaching technique. Family Relations, 41(1), 54-58. 

Crosbie-Burnett, M. and Eisen, M. L. (1992). School counseling training programs in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Counselor, 10(2), 32-35. 

Eisen, M. L. (1989). 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.

Selected Conference Presentations

Eisen, M. L., Ying, R. Swaby, M. A. (2022) Field Conditions Differentially Effect Witnesses when Using Showups versus Lineup. Paper to be presented at American Psychology-Law Society.

Eisen, M. L., Ying, R. C., Chui, C. C., Swaby, M. A., and Ristrom, L. J. (2021) Comparing Witness Decision Making using Lineups and Showups in Lab versus Field Conditions. Paper presented at Society for Applied Memory and Cognition.

Ying, R. C., Eisen, M. L., Chui, C. C., Swaby, M. A., & Ristrom, L. J. (2021, March). Using a Field-Simulation Paradigm to Compare Lineups and Showups in Lab versus Field Conditions. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Virtual Poster Session.

Eisen, M. L., Jones, J. M., Mendez, A., Monarrez, V., Lacsamana, M., Williams, T. (2019). Identifying a Suspect with a Unique Feature Can Change a Witness’ Memory for the Culprit’s Face. Paper presented at the Fourteenth semi-annual meeting of the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Cape Cod. 

Eisen, M. L., Lacsamana, M., Williams, T., Jones, J. M., Mendez, A., Monarrez, V., (2019). Examining the Power of Administrator Influence on Identification Decisions 
Under Varied Conditions
. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society. Seattle Washington

Eisen, M., Goodman, G., Diep, J. (2018). Disclosures of Physical and Sexual Abuse Across Repeated Interviews. Paper presented at the American Psychology and Law Society, Memphis Tennessee.

Eisen, M. L., Williams, J., Ying, R., Owen, J., Jones, J. (2017). Does Anyone Else Look Familiar? How Subtle Disconfirming Feedback Can Alter Identification Decisions. Paper presented at the American Psychology and Law Society, Seattle, Washington.

Eisen, M. L., Perta, A., Smith, A., Owen., J. (2017). Do Witnesses Perform Differently When They Think It’s Real? Using a Field-Simulation Paradigm to Study of Showups in Real-World Conditions. Paper to be presented at the American Psychology and Law Society, Seattle, Washington.

Eisen, M. L. (2016). Consulting and Testifying in Cases Involving Eyewitness Memory. American Psychology and Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

Eisen, M. L., Olaguez, A., Orazco, M. (2015) A controlled investigation of Showups in the field: Examining the effects of similarity and pre admonition suggestion. American Psychology and Law Society, San Diego, CA. 

Olaguez, A., Eisen, M. L., Aroz, G. (2015) Ripple Effects: How Biased Evidence Can Cause Distortion in Jurors’ Memory. Annual Conference of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV. 

Pratt, S., Eisen. M.  Olaguez, A., Pope-Myers, J. Aroz, G. (2015). A controlled field study of show ups: Examining the effect of suggestion and suspect similarity. Annual Conference of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV. 

Eisen, M. Olaguez, A, Pope-Mayers, J., Aroz, G, Pratt, G, Williams, J., Orozco, M. (2015) Live Showups: Real life versus the lab. Twelfth semi-annual meeting of the Society of Applied reach in Memory and Cognition. Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Eisen, M.L. (2011). Bias against gang affiliated defendants: A case for reverse jury nullification. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Los Angeles, CA

Eisen, M. L. (Chair: 2011)  Eye-witnesses evidence, false memories and false confessions: Research that policy makers need to understand and consider.  Symposium presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Western Psychological AssociationLos Angeles, CA.

Eisen, M. L. Arrendondo, P, Barak, T.,Wandry, L, Ritter, A., and Valenzuela, A.   (2007). The effects of plausibility and retention interval on eyewitness conformity. Paper presented at the 7th biennial meeting of the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Lewiston Maine.

Eisen, M. L., Perez, C., Ushibishi, H, Montes, O. & Ritter, A. (2005). The Effects of Subtle Disconfirming Feedback on Line-up Decisions and Eyewitness Confidence Judgments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.. 

Eisen, M. L., Uchishiba, H., & Gonzalez, C. (2004). False IDs in Biased Photo Arrays: Can the Sequential Method Still Reduce False IDs When Line-up is Poorly Constructed? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Scottsdale AZ. 

Eisen, M., L., Mickes, L., Morgan, D. Y. (June, 2001). Imagination inflation with complex verbal events. In Mazzoni (Chair) The effect of imagination in creating false autobiographical beliefs and memories Fourth Biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Memory and Cognition. Kingston, Ontario

Eisen, M., L., Mickes, L., Morgan, D. Y. (Jan, 2001). The forensic relevance of the imagination inflation effect: Can we really alter confidence ratings for recent complex events? Australia’s First Annual Conference on Forensic Psychology. Sydney Australia

Eisen, M. L. (March, 2000). Imagination inflation: A debate and discussion of the phenomenon and methods used to examine it. Chair/moderator M. Eisen. Symposium presented at the Biennial meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society. 

Eisen, Lorber, B, Kistroian, R. & Morgan, D. (Nov. 1999). Using an individual differences approach to examine different types of suggestibility.  Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Eisen, M. L., Cardeneas, E., Kistorian, V., Yu, T, & Tirtibudi, P. (1999).  Individual differences in college students resistance to misleading information. In M. L. Eisen (Chair) Individual Differences in Suggestibility and Memory Distortion. Paper presented at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Boulder Colorado.

Eisen, M. L., Yu, S., & Tirtirbudi, P. (1998).  The role of social factors in mediating between Hypnotizability, dissociation, and Suggestibility. In M. L. Eisen (Chair) Suggestibility and false memories: Hypnotic and non-hypnotic shaping factors. Symposium presented at the 106th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA

Eisen, M. L., Goodman, G. S., Qin, J. and Davis, S. L. (1998). The effects of stress and psychopathology on memory in maltreated children. In Eisen, M. L. and Fivush, R. (Chairs). Childhood trauma and memory. Symposium presented at the 10th biannual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, Redondo Beach, CA.

Eisen, M. L., & Carlson, E. B.  (1997). The development and validation of a measure of post traumatic stress for young children. In Carlson, E. B. (Chair) Assessing Trauma. Symposium presented at the 13th annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic stress studies. Montreal, CA.

Editorial work

Editorial Board member: Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law

Ad hoc Reviewer 

Memory, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Law and Human Behavior, Child Development, Journal of Applied Memory and Cognition, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Child Abuse and Neglect, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Child Abuse and neglect, Psychology Crime and The Law Multiple Grant Reviews: National Science Foundation.

Research Grants

Modeling, New Discoveries, Negative Predictive Value, and Ecologically-Valid Field Tests

A. Smith PI, M. L. Eisen Co-PI, 

10/1/16-5/30/20

$383,144

Eisen Subcontract $186,377

Showups conducted in the field: Testing a new version of the continue-to-investigate instruction. 

M. L. Eisen, PI

12/15-6/16

Cal State LA Internal Grant $5,000 

Long-Term Eyewitness Memory in Children Exposed to Violence” Source of Support: National Institute of Justice


G. Goodman – PI, 
M. L. Eisen – Consultant

01/01/14
 - 12/31/16


$439,989

Child Maltreatment and Long-Term Memory: Person Identification after 20-Years Source of Support

National Science Foundation

G. Goodman – PI,  
M. L. Eisen – Consultant

7/1/14 – 6/30/17

$362,519

The impact of dissociation, trauma, and stress arousal on the memory and suggestibility of abused and neglected children. 

National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect 

M. L. Eisen, Principal Investigator 

1994-1997

$360,000 

Teaching

Fall 1997-Current: Professor of Psychology, California State University at Los Angeles. Director of Forensic Psychology Program.

Fall 1993-Fall 1998- Lecturer, Northwestern University

Fall 1995-Teaching Faculty, Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Spring 1994-Current Associate Core Faculty, Illinois School of Professional Psychology. 

7/93- 8/97  Diagnostic Supervisor & Director of research, Mt. Sinai Hospital: Under the Rainbow Unit Supervising the clinical and diagnostic work of doctoral level practicum students, interviewing children and the families regarding allegations of maltreatment, and directing all research on the unit,  and teaching seminars on forensic interviewing, psychological testing, report writing, hypnosis, cognitive-behavior therapy, and family therapy.

Previous Clinical work

7/93-8/97  Director of Research/Staff Psychologist at the Under the Rainbow Unit of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Duties: The inpatient and outpatient assessment of allegations of maltreatment; Serving as director of research; the clinical and diagnostic supervision of doctoral level practicum students; and individual and family therapy with maltreated children.

7/92-7/93  Doctoral Intern at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago, IL.

Duties:  Inpatient based individual, group, and family therapy with severely disturbed adult and adolescent populations.  Duties also include psychological testing, outpatient treatment of patients with mood and personality disorders, and both clinical and diagnostic supervision of doctoral practicum students.

9/90-5/91  Psychotherapist at the Institute for Family Living, Coral Gables, FL. 

Duties:  Outpatient based assessment and therapy with adult, adolescent, and child populations.  Client population included a variety of developmental, mood, and personality disorders.  Therapy experience included individual, family and conjoint treatment. 

9/90-5/91  Psychotherapist at the Florida International University Counseling Center, Miami, FL.

Duties:  Outpatient based assessment and therapy with an adult and adolescent population.  Client population included a variety of mood, personality, and anxiety disorders.  Duties also included psychological testing.

9/90-6/91  Psychotherapist at Brainard Hines Center for the treatment of sex offenders, Coral Gables, FL. .

Duties:  Outpatient based group therapy with adult male sex offenders. 

8/87-8/89  Psychotherapist at The Center for Addictive Problems, Chicago, IL. . 

Duties:  Outpatient based individual and group psychotherapy.  Client population included adults with a variety of addictions, anxiety, mood and personality disorders.  Position included extensive collaboration with the medical staff developing psychological and pharmacological therapies. Duties also included the development and implementation of in-house research evaluating the effectiveness of new treatment programs. 

Professional Affiliations  

Society for Applied Researching Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)

 American Psychology and Law Society (APLS) 

American Psychological Society (APS) 

American Psychological Association (APA

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