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Faculty Profile

Dr. Yoojin Chae
Yoojin Chae, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
(806)834-3024 - Office 309

Cornell University, 2004

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies


Children's Eyewitness Abilities and Suggestibility; Childhood Trauma and Memory; Developmental Psychopathology; Attachment and Memory for Stressful Experiences; Adult's Discernment of Children's True and False Memory; Effects of Interviewing Techniques on Children's Memory and Suggestibility

Selected Publications:

Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Larson, R. P., Augusti, E.-M., Alley, D., VanMeenen, K. M., Culver, M., & Coulter, K. P. (2014). Children’s memory and suggestibility about a distressing event: The role of children’s and parents’ attachment. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 123, 90-111.

Chae, Y., Kulkofsky, S., Debaran, F. B., Wang, Q., & Hart, S. L. (2014). Low-SES children’s eyewitness memory: The effects of verbal labels and vocabulary skills. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32, 732-745.

Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Eisen, M., & Qin, J. (2011). Event memory and suggestibility in abused and neglected children: Trauma-related psychopathology and cognitive functioning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110, 520-538.

Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., Bederian-Gardner, D., & Lindsay, A. (2011). Methodological issues and practical strategies in research on child maltreatment victims' abilities and experiences as witnesses. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 240-248.

Chae, Y., Goodman, G. S., & Edelstein, R. S. (2011). Autobiographical memory development from an attachment perspective: The special role of negative events. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Vol. 40 (pp. 1-49). Burlington: Academic Press.

Chae, Y. (2010). Application of laboratory research on eyewitness testimony. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10, 252-261.

Chae, Y., Ogle, C. M., & Goodman, G. S. (2009). Remembering negative childhood experiences: An attachment theory perspective. In J. A. Quas & R. Fivush (Eds.), Emotion and memory in development: Biological, cognitive, and social considerations (pp. 3-27). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chae, Y., & Ceci, S. J. (2005). Individual differences in children's recall and suggestibility: The effect of intelligence, temperament, and self-perceptions. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 383-407.