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Jonathan Golding

Research Interests:
Psychology and law

My primary research interests include psychology and law, specifically juror decision-making in victimization cases

With regard to psychology and law my research focuses on investigating the impact of witness memory in the courtroom. In most of my studies I have studied child witnesses in court, but have now extended my study to include elders as witnesses. These studies have included various court contexts and type of evidence: repressed memory, DNA evidence, hearsay testimony, demeanor of witnesses, type of crime disclosure, type of crime, and the impact of courtroom experts.

Graduate Training
Ph.D. Univ. of Denver, 1986
Selected Publications:
  • Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Golding, J. M., Gervais, W. M., Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E.,
    & Bainter, S. (in press). Will jurors believe non-believers? Perceptions of atheist rape victims in the courtroom. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
  • Christopher, A., & Golding, J. M. (Eds.). (2018). Careers in psychology (Special Issue).
    Teaching of Psychology, 45
  • Golding, J. M., Kraemer, E., & Wasarhaley, N. E., Malik, S. (2018). Using Facebook
    to enhance the college classroom experience. In Golding, J. M., Rawn, C. & Kern, K. (Eds.). Strategies for teaching large classes effectively in higher education (pp. 51-64). San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Golding, J. M., Kraemer, P. J., & Royse, D. (2018). Beginners guide to college
    success. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Golding, J. M., Lippert, A., & Malik, S. (2018). Using the internet to facilitate career
    choices in psychology-related fields. Teaching of Psychology, 45, 60-66.
  • Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., Malik, S. E., & Foster-Gimbel, O. (2018). Justice served?
    Perceptions of plea bargaining involving a sexual assault in child and adult females. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45, 503-518.
  • Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., Renzetti, C. M., & Pals, A M. (in press). Beyond the
    stranger in the woods: Investigating the complexity of adult rape cases in the courtroom. Bornstein, B. H., & Miller, M. K. (Eds.). Advances in psychology and
    law. Vol. 6. Springer.
  • Golding, J. M., Malik, S., Jones, T. M., Burke, K. C., & Bottoms, B. L. (in press).
    Perceptions of child sexual abuse victims: A review of psychological research with implications for law. In Pozzulo, J., Pica, E., & Sheahan, C.  (Eds.), Memory and sexual misconduct: Psychological research for criminal justice. London, Taylor & Francis.
  • Golding, J. M., Neuschatz, J. S., Bornstein, B. H., Riederer, A. M., Wetmore, S. A. (inpress). The perception of a jailhouse informant in a sexual assault case. Journal of
    Police and Criminal Psychology.
  • Golding, J. M., Rawn, C., & Kern, K. (Eds.). (2018). Strategies for teaching large classes
    effectively in higher education. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Golding, J. M., Susman, D., McGavran, M. B., & Wright, R. (2019). Demystifying
    one’s chances of acceptance into Ph.D. in clinical psychology programs. Teaching of Psychology, 47, 97-101.
  • Jenkins, B. D., Le Grand, A. M., Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Wolbert, G. (in press).
    The impact of threat type and prior abuse history on perceptions of intimate partner sexual coercion. Violence Against Women.
  • Jenkins, B. D., Le Grand, A. M., Neuschatz, J. S., Golding, J. M., Wetmore, S. A., &
    Price, J. L. (accepted). Testing the forensic confirmation bias: How jailhouse informants violate evidentiary independence. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.
  • Le Grand, A. M., Jenkins, B. D., Golding, J. M., Neuschatz, J. S., Pals, A. M., & Wetmore, S.A. (in press). The sobering effects of jailhouse informant testimony on perceptions of an intoxicated rape victim. Basic and Applied Social Psychology
  • Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. M., Jewell, J. A., Lippert, A., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2019). She is his girlfriend—I believe this is a different situation’: Gender differences in perceptions of the legality of intimate partner rape. Journal of Family Violence, 34, 213-230.
  • Lynch, K. R., Jewell, J. A., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M., & Renzetti, C. M. (in
    press). Great sexpectations: The impact of participant gender, defendant desirability and date cost on attributions of a date rape victim and defendant. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  • Malik, S. E., Golding, J. M., & Lippert, A. (2018). The impact of a defendant not
    testifying in a child sexual assault case. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 36, 5-29.
  • Malik, S. E., Salomon, I., Elsey, T, Golding, J. M., & Sheehan, E. A. (in press). Taking
    an independent research course in psychology: Different teaching models lead to very different experiences. Teaching of Psychology.
  • Neuschatz, J. S., Golding, J. M. (in press). Jailhouse informants. NYU Press.
  • Riederer, A. M. & Golding, J. M. (2020). Perceptions of plea bargaining in cases of elder
    financial abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 32, 217-234. doi 10.1080/08946566.2020.1738300
  • Usher, E. L., Golding, J. M., Han, J., Griffiths, C. S., McGavran, M. B., Brown, C. S., & Sheehan, E. A. (in press). Psychology students’ motivation and learning in response to the shift to remote instruction during COVID-19. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning of Psychology.
  • Webster, J. M., Golding, J. M., Malik, S. E., & Riederer, A. M. (in press). Perceptions of plea bargains for driving under the influence (DUI) cases involving alcohol and marijuana. Psychology, Crime and Law.