Ronald P. Fisher received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Ohio State University. His research interests include memory processes, eyewitness memory, and improving methods of interrogating witnesses. He has received funding for his research from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. He is the co-developer (with Geiselman) of the Cognitive Interview, a questioning technique that enables witnesses to recall more information about a witnessed event. Dr. Fisher has also served as a consultant to many police departments, providing officers with training in the implementation of this technique.
Fisher, R. P. (1999). Are jurorsí perceptions of eyewitness credibility affected by the cognitive interview? Psychology, Crime, and Law, 5, 167-176.
Fisher, R. P. & Geiselman, R. E. (1992). Memory-enhancing techniques in investigative interviewing: The cognitive interview. Springfield, IL: C. C. Thomas.
Fisher, R.P., Brennan, K.H., & McCauley, M.R. (2002). The cognitive interview method to enhance eyewitness recall. In M. Eisen, G. Goodman, & J. Quas (Eds.) Memory and suggestibility in the forensic interview (pp. 265-286). Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum.
Mello, E. W. & Fisher, R. P. (1996). Enhancing older adult eyewitness memory with the cognitive interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 10, 403-417.
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