Ryan Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor

  • Area of Study: Law and Forensic
  • Email: r_fitzgerald@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-782-7108
  • Office: RCB 8309
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Research Interests

Psychology and Law; Eyewitness Identification; Face Recognition; Memory; Meta-Analysis

Selected Publications

Woiwod, D. M., Fitzgerald, R. J., Sheahan, C. L., Price, H. L., & Connolly, D. A. (2019). A meta-analysis of differences in children's reports of single and repeated events. Law and Human Behavior, 43, 99-116.

Fitzgerald, R. J., Price, H. L., & Valentine, T. (2018). Eyewitness identification: Live, photo, and video lineups. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 24, 307-325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000164

Oriet, C., & Fitzgerald, R. J. (2018). The single lineup paradigm: A new way to manipulate target presence in eyewitness identification experiments. Law and Human Behavior, 42, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000272

Bruer, K., Fitzgerald, R. J., Price, H. L., & Sauer, J. (2017). How sure are you that this is the man you saw? Child witnesses can use confidence judgments to identify a target. Law and Human Behavior, 41, 541-555. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000260

Price, H. L., & Fitzgerald, R. J. (2016). Face-off: A new identification procedure for child eyewitnesses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 366-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xap0000091

Fitzgerald, R. J., & Price, H. L. (2015). Eyewitness identification across the lifespan: A meta-analysis of age differences. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 1228-1265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bul0000013

Fitzgerald, R. J., Oriet, C., & Price, H. L. (2015). Suspect-filler similarity in eyewitness lineups: A literature review and a novel methodology. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 62-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000095

Fitzgerald, R. J., Whiting, B. F., Therrien, N. M., & Price, H. L. (2014). Lineup member similarity effects on children’s eyewitness identification. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 409-418. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.3012

Fitzgerald, R. J., Price, H. L., Oriet, C., & Charman, S. D. (2013). The effect of suspect-filler similarity on eyewitness identification decisions: A meta-analysis. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19, 151-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030618

Fitzgerald, R. J., Oriet, C., & Price, H. L. (2011). Change detection inflates confidence on a subsequent recognition task. Memory, 19, 879-890. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2011.613843