Ron Dillehay, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor, Psychology-Social Psychology

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Biography

Research Interests

Comprehensibility of judge's instructions used during the penalty phase of capital trials; the ability to set aside bias in evaluating others; media and dispositional effects on prejudgement and related responses in high and low profile cases; the prevalence of and motivations underlying juror dispositions to vote automatically for the death penalty over life; methodological and conceptual considerations in the application of social psychological theory and findings to legal and other contexts.

Selected publications:

  • Nietzel, M. T., & Dillehay, R. C. (1986). Psychological consultation in the courtroom.New York: Pergamon.
  • Dillehay, R. C. & Sandys, M.R. (1996). Life under Wainwright v. Witt: Juror Dispositions and Death Qualification. Law and Human Behavior, 20, 147-165.
  • Dillehay, R.C. (1997). El ciudadano como miembro del jurado. In Farina, F., & Arce, R. (Eds) Psicologia e investigacion judicial. Madrid: Fundacion Universidad-Empresa.
  • Johns, K. A., & Dillehay, R. C. (1998). Law and mental health professionals: Nevada. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Dillehay, R. C. (1999) Authoritarianism and Jurors. In W.F. Abbott & J. Batt (Eds), Handbook of Jury Research. Philadelphia, PA: American Law Institute--American Bar Association.
  • Dillehay, R. C., & Barry-Gabier, P. J. (1999). Psychological Consultation on Prejudicial Pretrial Publicity in Capital Cases: Change of Venue and Other Remedies. In American Psychological Association/American Bar Association, Psychology and Criminal Law. Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Nietzel, M.T., Dillehay, R.C., & Abbott, W.F. (1999) Legal Surveys. In W.F. Abbot & J. Batt (Eds.), Handbook of Jury Research. Philadelphia, PA: American Law Institute--American Bar Association.
  • Dillehay, R.C., & Nietzel, M.T. (1999). Prior Jury Service. In W.F. Abbott & J. Batt (Eds.), Handbook of Jury Research. Philadelphia, PA: American Law Institute--American Bar Association.