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About Rebecca G. Ryan

Rebecca Ryan received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concord University and her Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology from West Virginia University. Her graduate research investigated forensic interview techniques appropriate for children and interrogative suggestibility in adolescents and young adults. Current research interests also include areas within psychology and law; specifically investigating the jury decision making process. Additional research interests pertain to social development and adjustment. Dr. Ryan also has an interest in the use and examination of Service Learning. She incorporates this teaching method into many of her courses and is currently studying subsequent effects on cognitive and social outcomes. Dr. Ryan’s teaching interests are in the area of developmental psychology, particularly memory and psychology and law.


2006 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Psychology, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Geropsychology
  • Research Seminar
  • Research Methods in Psycholoby
  • Senior Research
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Social Psychology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Peer Mentoring Center
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Development
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Psychological Issues in Legal Proceeding
  • Applying to Graduate School

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8041
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-5447
Office: Brannen Bldg.


Publications (8)

Book Chapters (2)

Presentations (International) (8)

Presentations (Regional) (8)