Angela Crossman
Professor and Interim Dean of Faculty
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2001 PhD Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
1998 MA Developmental Psychology, Cornell University
1994 BA, Dartmouth College


Angela M. Crossman earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 2001 (M.A., Cornell University, 1998; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1994).  She came to John Jay College in 2003 from a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Study of Child Development (UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick , NJ).  Her research interests include the development of deception and truth-telling in children and the reliability and credibility of children's testimony.  She is a faculty member of the Psychology & Law, Criminal Justice, and Developmental Psychology doctoral programs at the CUNY Graduate Center. 

Research Summary

Dr. Crossman is a developmental psychologist whose research interests include the accuracy and credibility of children's memory and testimony, the socialization and development of lying and truth-telling, and adolescent sexting behavior.  Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (with Dr. Victoria Talwar).  Her research has been published in Developmental Review, the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and Trauma, Violence & Abuse.  She is a member of the Child Maltreatment editorial board and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.