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 volume concerning children’s testimony. Dr. Malloy’s research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Malloy received the Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence in Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of APA) and American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the Diane J. Willis Early Career Award from Division 37 of APA.

Lab Website

Development, Context, and Communication Lab

Select Publications

Malloy, L.C., & ^Mugno, A.P. (2016). Children’s recantation of adult wrongdoing: An experimental investigation. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 145, 11-21.

^Arndorfer, A., Malloy, L.C., & Cauffman, E. (2015). Interrogations, confessions, and adolescent offenders’ perceptions of the legal system. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 503-513.

^Pimentel, P.S., ^Arndorfer, A., & Malloy, L.C. (2015). Taking the blame for someone else’s wrongdoing: The effects of age and reciprocity. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 219-231.

Malloy, L.C., Katz, C., Lamb, M.E., & *Mugno, A.P. (2015). Children’s requests for clarification in investigative interviews with suspected victims of child sexual abuse. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 323-333.

Malloy, L.C., Quas, J.A., Lyon, T.D., & Ahern, E.C. (2014). Disclosing adult wrongdoing: Maltreated and non-maltreated children's expectations and preferences. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 124, 7896.

Malloy, L.C., Shulman, E.P., & Cauffman, E. (2014). Interrogations, confessions, and guilty pleas among serious adolescent offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 38, 181-193.

Malloy, L.C., Brubacher, S.P., & Lamb, M.E. (2011). Expected consequences of disclosure revealed in investigative interviews with suspected victims of child sexual abuse. Applied Developmental Science, 15, 819.

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

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.