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Deborah Davis



  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1973
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1970

Research Interests

Psychology and Law

  • Witness memory
  • False confessions
  • Issues of sexual consent
  • Rules of evidence
  • Jury research

Social Psychology of Aging

  • Romantic relationship behavior across the lifespan
  • Aging witnesses and jurors
  • Attachment, terror management and end-of-life caregiving

Attachment and Relationship Behaviors

  • Partner preferences
  • Causes and consequences of breaking up
  • Plastic surgery
  • Couple interaction process
  • Sexual behavior
  • End-of-life caregiving

Ph.D. students