Lindsay Malloy

Lindsay Malloy
  • Postdoctoral Training in Forensic Developmental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of California, Irvine, California
  • M.A., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, California
  • B.A. & B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), Psychology & Management, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Research Interests

Dr. Malloy’s research addresses questions concerning children’s and adolescents’ disclosure of negative or traumatic experiences, cognitive and socio-contextual influences on children’s memory and narratives, and implications of research findings for the legal system. She has published her work in scholarly articles (e.g., in Developmental Psychology, Law & Human Behavior, Child Development) and in reports and chapters for non-academic professional audiences. She is also co-editor of a new volume concerning children’s testimony. Dr. Malloy’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Malloy was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (2011) and received an award for early career contributions to the field of investigative interviewing from the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (2010).

Select Publications

Lamb, M.E., La Rooy, D.J., Malloy, L.C., & Katz, C. (Eds.) (2011). Children’s Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice. London: Wiley.

Malloy, L.C., & Lamb, M.E. (2010). Biases in judging victims and suspects whose statements are inconsistent. Law & Human Behavior, 34, 46-48.

La Rooy, D., Katz, C., Malloy, L.C., & Lamb, M.E. (2010). Do we need to rethink guidance on repeated interviews? Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 16, 373-392.

Malloy, L.C., Lamb, M.E., & Katz, C. Children and the law: Examples of applied developmental psychology in action. (2010). In M.H. Bornstein & M.E. Lamb (Eds.), Developmental science: An advanced textbook (Sixth edition). New York: Taylor and Francis, 2010.

Lyon, T.D., Ahern, E.C., Malloy, L.C., & Quas, J.A. (2010). Children’s reasoning about adult transgression secrecy: Effects of adult identity, child age, and maltreatment. Child Development, 81, 1714-1728.

Lyon, T.D., Malloy, L.C., & Quas, J.A., & Talwar, V. (2008). Coaching, truth induction, and young maltreated children’s false allegations and false denials. Child Development, 79, 914-929.

Malloy, L.C., Lyon, T.D., Quas, J.A. (2007). Filial dependency and recantation of child sexual abuse. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 162- 170.

Quas, J.A., Malloy, L.C., Melinder, A., Goodman, G.S., Schaaf, J., & D’Mello, M. (2007). Developmental differences in the effects of repeated interviews and interviewer bias on young children’s event memory and false reports. Developmental Psychology, 43, 823- 837.