Ryan Winter

Ryan Winter


  • Ph.D. City University of New York
  • M.L.S. University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Nebraska
  • BA University of Colorado- Colorado Springs, Colorado

Research Interests

Dr. Winter conducts research on the relationship between psychology and legal issues, focusing in part on jury decision-making. He has investigated jurors’ comprehension of death penalty instructions, jurors’ use of inadmissible evidence, bilingualism in jurors, and how jurors make liability and damage award determinations in civil cases. Dr. Winter's research also focuses on legal decisions in sexual harassment cases. Courses Dr. Winter has taught include Social Psychology, Trial Consulting, Psychology and Law, and Social Cognition. He received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York and his Masters of Legal Studies degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Select Publications

Winter, R. J., & Robicheaux, T. (In press). Questions about the jury: What trial consultants should know about jury decision making. In R. L. Wiener & B. Bornstein, Trial Consulting: Psychological Perspectives.

Winter, R., & Hyman, A. R (In Press 2007). OJ's courtroom legacy: If black jurors don’t sit, the jury won’t acquit. Judicial notebook: Monitor on Psychology

Winter, R., & York, R. M. (2007). The CSI Effect: Now playing in a courtroom near you? Judicial notebook: Monitor on Psychology, 38(6), 54.

Wiener, R. L., Holtje, M., Winter, R. J., Cantone, J. A., Gross, K., & Block-Lieb, S. (2007). Consumer credit card use: The roles of creditor disclosure and anticipated emotion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 13(1), 32-46.

Wiener, R. L., & Winter, R. J. (2007). Totality of circumstances in sexual harassment decisions: A decision-making model. New York, NY, US: Springer Science + Business Media.

Winter, R. J., & Greene, E. (2007). Juror-decision making. In F. Durso (Ed.), Handbook of Applied Cognition: 2nd Ed. (pp. 739-761). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Wiener, R. L., Arnot, L., Winter, R. J., & Redmond, B. (2006). Generic prejudice in the law: The case of sexual assault. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28(2), 145-155.

Wiener, R. L., Rogers, M., Winter, R., Hurt, L., Hackney, A., Kadela, K., Seib, H., Rauch, S., Warren, L., & Morasco, B. (2004). Guided jury discretion in capital murder cases: The role of declarative and procedural knowledge. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 516-576.

Wiener, R. L., Winter, R., Rogers, M., & Arnot, L. (2004). The effects of prior workplace behavior on subsequent sexual harassment judgments. Law & Human Behavior, 28(1), 47-67

Wiener, R. L., Winter, R., Rogers, M., Seib, H., Rauch, S., Kadela, K., Warren, L., & Hackney, A. (2002). Evaluating Published Research in Psychology and Law: A Gatekeeper Analysis of Law and Human Behavior. In J. Ogloff (Ed.) Taking Psychology and Law into the Twenty First Century. New York: Kluwer/Plenum Publishers.

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics in Psychology: Trial Consulting (Grad)
  • Senior Lab in Experimental Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology: Graduate Course on Trial Consulting