Publications

The following is a select list of Dr. Kovera’s publications that are available for download. If you require the password to obtain a re-print of one of these articles, please contact Dr. Kovera.

  • Doyle, J. M., Penrod, S., Kovera, M. B., & Dysart, J.  (2006).  The Street, The Lab, The Courtroom, The Meeting Room.  Public Interest Law Reporter, 11, 13-46.
  • Kovera, M. B., & Levett, L. M.  (in press).  Jury decision making.  In B. L. Cutler & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Kovera, M. B. (2014).  Applying social psychology to law.  In R. Baumeister and B. Bushman (Eds), Social psychology and human nature (3rd edition, pp. D1-D20).  Belmont, CAWadsworth.
  • Austin, J. L., Zimmerman, D. M., Rhead, L., & Kovera, M. B. (2013).  Double-blind lineup administration.  In B. L. Cutler (Ed.), Reform of eyewitness identification procedures (pp. 139-160)Washington, DC:  The American Psychological Association.
  • Kovera, M. B. (2011).  Applying social psychology to law.  In R. Baumeister and B. Bushman (Eds), Social psychology and human nature (2nd edition).  Belmont, CAWadsworth.
  • McAuliff, B. D., Kovera, M. B., & Gilstrap, L. L.  (2009).  An updated review of the effects of system and estimator variables on child witness accuracy in custody cases.  In R. Galatzer-Levy, L. Kraus, & J. Galatzer-Levy (Eds.), The scientific basis of child custody decisions (2nd Ed., pp. 125-164). New York:  John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kovera, M. B., & McAuliff, B. D.  (1999).  Child witnesses in custody cases:  The effects of system and estimator variables on the accuracy of their reports. In R. Galatzer-Levy & L. Kraus (Eds.), The scientific basis of child custody decisions  (pp. 157-187).  New York:  John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kovera, M. B., & Austin, J. L. (in press).  Eyewitness identifications and lineups.  In R. L. Cautin & S. O. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kovera, M. B. & Austin, J. L. (in press).  Expert testimony.  In R. Greenspan & K. Levine (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 8.  Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Kovera, M. B. (2005, April 20).  Can the truth be captured?  [Review of the film Capturing the Friedmans].  PsycCRITIQUES — Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 50 (No. 16), Article 20.  Retrieved April 20, 2005, from the PsycCRITIQUES database.
  • Danielsen, E. M., Levett, E. M., & Kovera, M. B.  (2004, May).  Supreme Court to review juvenile execution.  APA Monitor, 35(5), 86.
  • Greathouse, S. M., & Kovera, M. B.  (2003, December).  Supreme Court to consider prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective counsel issues in death penalty case.  APA Monitor, 34(11), 66.
  • Kovera, M. B.  (2002).  Psychology and law.  In K. L. Hall (Ed.), The Oxford companion to American law (pp. 677-678).  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kovera, M. B.  (2002).  Expert testimony.  In N. J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 8 (pp. 5139-5141).  Oxford: Pergamon.
  • Levett, L. M., & Kovera, M. B.  (2002, December).  Psychologists battle over the general acceptance of   eyewitness research.  APA Monitor, 33(12), 23.
  • Haw, R. M., & Kovera, M. B.  (2002, May).  Court considers conditions required for voluntary consent to police search.  APA Monitor, 33(5).
  • Cass, S. A., & Kovera, M. B.  (2001, April).  Research on the effects of child pornography is needed. APA Monitor, 32(4), 21.
  • Phillips, M. R., & Kovera, M. B.  (2000, November).  Implications of the Boy Scouts of America case.  APA Monitor, 31(10), 77.
  • Russano, M. & Kovera, M. B.  (2000, March).  Supreme Court revisits Miranda warnings.  APA Monitor, 31(3), 77.
  • McAuliff, B. D., & Kovera, M. B.  (1999, May). Murder case may alter hearsay rules.  APA Monitor, 30(5), 44
  • McAuliff, B. D., & Kovera, M. B.  (1998, November). Reviewing nonscientific expert evidence.  APA Monitor, 29(10), 43.
  • Phillips, M. R., & Kovera, M. B.  (1997, November).  Instructions on death.  APA Monitor, 28(10), 43. 
  • McAuliff, B. D., & Kovera, M. B.  (1997, May).  Child-abuse test ruled inadmissible.  APA Monitor, 28(5), 25.
  • Kovera, M. B., & McAuliff, B. D.  (1996, November).  Same-sex cases pose legal problems.  APA Monitor, 27(10), 24.
  • Kovera, M. B., Borgida, E., Gresham, A. W., Swim, J. K., & Gray, E.  (1995).  Child Sexual Abuse Questionnaire.  [On-line].  [CD-ROM].  Abstract from: CDP file: HaPI-CD:  HaPI Item 38018.