Livia Gilstrap

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

Livia L Gilstrap earned a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University and an MA in Psychology from Western Washington University. Her research in adult-child conversations, children's memory and forensic interviewing of children has been funded by various agencies including the National Institutes of Health. She has published in a variety of scientific journals including Child Development and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied and presented at scientific meetings around the world. She has worked in training and education settings with lawyers, police officers and social workers. Her teaching interests include research methods, statistics, professional development and developmental psychology.

Courses Taught

DPSY 8227 - Language and Cognitive Development


PhD, Cornell University

BA, Western Washington University


Gilstrap, L. L., Ceci, S. J. (2005). Reconceptualizing children's suggestibility: Bidirectional and temporal properties. Child Development

Gilstrap, L. L. (2004). A missing link in suggestibility research: What is known about the behavior of field interviewers in unstructured interviews with young children?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

Gilstrap, L. L., Papierno, P. B. (2004). Is the cart pushing the horse? The effects of child characteristics on children's and adults' interview behaviors. Applied Cognitive Psychology