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About Christian A. Meissner, Ph.D.

Christian Meissner is Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive & Behavioral Science from Florida State University (2001) and conducts empirical studies in applied cognition, including the role of memory, attention, perception, and decision processes in real world tasks such as eyewitness identification, forensic interviewing, deception detection, legal decision making, and comparative forensic sciences. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. From 2010-2012, he served as Program Director of Law & Social Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Meissner is currently President of the Society for Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society.


Present Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University

Curriculum Vitae


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August 1996 - August 2001 Ph.D., Doctoral Student, Florida State University ‐ Psychology

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
W112 Lagomarcino Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3180
PHONE: (515) 294-2119


Applied Memory (Eyewitnesses, False Recall) (5)

Cross-Racial Person Identification (7)

Interviewing, Interrogation, & Credibility Assessment (24)