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Gary L. Wells

Gary L. Wells

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Professor Wells has research interests in social and cognitive psychology, especially as social and cognitive psychology relate to the interface of psychology and law. Most of his work in recent years has been directed at eyewitness testimony with an emphasis on how to improve the accuracy of such testimony. Wells is Distinguished Professor at Iowa State University and also is Director of Social Sciences for the Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy in Greensboro, North Carolina. Wells is the recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law Award from the American Psychology-Law Society.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Individual and Social Behavior
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making Processes
  • Psychology and Law
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Psychology

Gary L. Wells
Department of Psychology
Iowa State University
476 Science
Ames, IA 50011
United States

  • Phone: (515) 294-6033
  • Fax: (515) 294-6424

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