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Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr Deryn Strange's research program is focussed on memory distortion and it's impact. She conducts research in three broad areas: (1) the causes and consequences of distorted memories for traumatic events; (2) the techniques that elicit false personal—autobiographical—or false collective memories and whether those false memories can be corrected; and (3) legal implications of memory distortion.

Dr Strange teaches Cognitive Psychology (Psy200) at the undergraduate level, Memory and Memory, Trauma and the Law at the graduate level.

Dr Strange is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and serves as a consultant to attorneys about the malleability of memory (eyewitness testimony and identification; historical claims). She is also the current President of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.


  • –present
    Associate professor of psychology, City College of New York