I’m interested in how people, primarily children, respond to stressful situations and how their instinctive response may influence their ability to be reliable eyewitnesses and be perceived as such by jurors. Instinctive responses would include emotional regulation abilities, coping mechanisms, attending to central vs. peripheral details, and cognitive reappraisal strategies. My interests also include improving investigative techniques and protocols when interviewing children, as well as other subsamples, that would acknowledge the cognitive and developmental limitations and strengths of the interviewee.