Dr. Laura Melnyk Gribble

Dr. Laura Melnyk Gribble

Dr. Laura Melnyk Gribble

Associate Professor

Office: FB310
Phone: 4545
Email: laura@uwo.ca
Website: https://publish.uwo.ca/~laura/

Dr. Melnyk Gribble has taught at King's for over 20 years. She recently completed a term as Associate Academic Dean (2019-2022). She has served as Chair of the Department of Psychology (2017-2019), Acting Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs (2021), and Acting Vice-Principal and Academic Dean (Summer 2020). Her research expertise is in forensic developmental psychology.

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, McGill University
  • B.A. (Hons.), Psychology, McMaster University

Teaching

  • Psychology and Law
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Research

  • Interviewing techniques to facilitate children's memory
  • Forensic interviewing
  • Memory development
  • Face recognition in lineups.

Selected Publications

London, K., Bruck, M., Poole, D. A., & Melnyk, L. (2011). The development of metasuggestibility in children. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, 146-155.

London, K., Bruck, M., & Melnyk, L. (2009). Post-event information affects children’s autobiographical memory after one year. Law & Human Behavior, 33, 344-355.

Melnyk, L., Crossman, A. M., & Scullin, M. H. (2007). The suggestibility of children’s memory. In M. P. Toglia, J. D. Read, D. F. Ross, & R. C. L. Lindsay (Eds.), Handbook of eyewitness psychology, Vol. 1.: Memory for events (p. 401-427). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Blanchette, I., Richards, A., Melnyk, L., & Lavda, A. (2007). Reasoning about emotional issues following shocking terrorist attacks: A tale of three cities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 13, 47-56.

Bruck, M., & Melnyk, L. (2004). Individual differences in children’s suggestibility: A review and synthesis. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 947-996.

Melnyk, L., & Bruck, M. (2004). Timing moderates the effects of repeated suggestive interviewing on children’s eyewitness memory. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 613-631.

Crossman, A. M., Scullin, M. H., & Melnyk, L. (2004). Individual and developmental differences in suggestibility. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18 (8), 941-945.

Bruck, M., Melnyk, L., & Ceci, S. J. (2000). Draw it again Sam: The effect of drawing on children’s suggestibility and source monitoring ability. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 77, 169-196.

Conference Presentations (Selected)

Melnyk Gribble, L. (2019, June). Assessing the reliability of abuse allegations in a recent Canadian case. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Stavern, Norway.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Skikavich, N. (2019, June). A “head to head” comparison of modified lineup procedures for child witnesses. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Cape Cod, MA.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Skikavich, N. (2018, July). Comparing lineup procedures to facilitate children’s face recognition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science, St. John’s, NL.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Skikavich, N. (2018, March). Developmental changes in children’s accuracy on lineup tasks: Comparing the elimination and wildcard lineup procedures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, TN.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Romanchych, E. L. (2017, April). Face encoding deficits underlie preschool children’s high false identification rates in lineups. Poster presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Skikavich, N. (2017, March). Comparing the wildcard and elimination lineup procedures with child eyewitnesses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Seattle, WA.

Melnyk Gribble, L. (2016, June). Parental bias a source of interviewer bias: A case study. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Buckinghamshire, London, UK.

Wilson, C.A., & Melnyk Gribble, L. (2016, May). Removal of glasses impairs face recognition, but only for certain types of glasses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Wilson, C.A. (2016, March). Eyes on the disguise: How does changing the type of eyeglasses influence face recognition? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

Melnyk Gribble, L., & Rempel, C. (2016, March). Preschool children’s suggestibility is consistent 1-week and 4-months following post-event misinformation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

Ewanation, L., & Melnyk, L. (2015, June). Identifying whether the mystery man or elimination lineup is most effective for child eyewitnesses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

Melnyk, L., & Earhart, B. (2013, October). Preschool children’s reports of frequency and temporal information for experienced events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

Melnyk, L., & den Dunnen, W. (2013, October). Changes in preschool children’s reporting of temporal information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

Melnyk, L., Franch, J.A., & Gribble, P.L. (2013, May). Source confusion for online health information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.