Department of Psychology

Dr. Kimberley McClure

Kimberley McClure, Ph.D.

Professor
160 Waggoner Hall
Work: 309/298-1259
Fax: 309/298-2179
ka-mcclure@wiu.edu

Additional Information

Education:

Dr. McClure received a Ph.D. in Applied Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso (1998). Dissertation: “The Use of Participant Free-hand Drawings and Written Verbal Descriptions as Practice for a Facial Recognition Task: Implications for Improving Eyewitness Identification Accuracy.”

Teaching Areas:

Undergraduate courses include Introduction to Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Research Methods II (Experimental Psychology), Forensic Psychology Seminars – Eyewitness Memory, Psychology of Investigation, and a capstone course – Psychology and Law. Dr. McClure teaches graduate courses in Advanced Psychological Statistics, Advanced Cognitive Psychology, and a Seminar in Social Cognition.

Research Interests:

Dr. McClure specializes in taking a social-cognitive approach to the study of forensic psychology. Her work involves issues related to eyewitness memory, detective investigations, and translating science to criminal justice policies and procedures.

Consultation:

Dr. McClure has served asan expert witness and statistical consultant on issues related to eyewitness science and memory for lethal force encounters, respectively. She currently partners with the Illinois Law Enforcement Standards and Training Board Executive Institute in translating scientific findings for policy and practice.

Recent Scholarly Activities:

McClure, K. A. (Principal Investigator), Kurt-Hilditch, J., & Nichols, S. (2017). Connecting Police Practitioners with Researchers: Developing a Law Enforcement Human-Subjects-Pool. Awarded by the American Psychology and Law Society ($42,446).

McClure, K. A. & Kurt-Hilditch, J. (2017). Research and Practice: How law enforcement and corrections officers can contribute to the field. Presented at the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute’s Women in the Criminal Justice System in Bloomington, IL, USA.

McGuire, K. M. & McClure, K. A. (2017). Forensic psychology: Practical applications. Presented at the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute’s Women in the Criminal Justice System in Bloomington, IL, USA.

Higgs, T. S., McClure, K. A., Laurent, J., Herbstrith, J. C. (2015). Witness experiences in childhood influence adult witness cooperation. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society (Division 41, APA) for the annual conference held in San Diego, CA, USA.

Charter, K. M., McClure, K. A., Myers, J. J., & Dodson, K. D. (2014). Responding Officers’ Initial Report Modifies Detectives’ Perceptions of Witness Attitude not Credibility. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society (Division 41, APA) for the annual conference held in New Orleans, LA, USA.

McClure, K. A., Myers, J. J., & Keefauver, K. M. (2013). Witness vetting: What determines detectives’ perceptions of witness credibility? Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 10(3), 250 – 267. doi:10.1002/jip.1391

McClure, K. A., Laurent, J., Hosch, H. M., Dané El, M. & Myers, J. J. (2013). A psychometric assessment of the witness intimidation and cooperation scale: Cultural norms influence “stop-snitching” attitudes. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society (Division 41, APA) for the annual conference held in Portland, OR, USA.