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Who We Are


Jason J. Dickinson, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Professor; 973-655-5448

Jason is a Professor of Psychology at Montclair State University. He earned his Ph.D. in legal psychology from Florida International University. His research on children's testimony has been funded by numerous grants from the National Science Foundation. He regularly consults with the legal and child protection communities to help bring research findings to the forefront of child protection efforts. Jason teaches introduction to psychology, undergraduate statistics, and forensic psychology.


Nicole E. Lytle, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Associate Professor; 973-655-5448

Nicole is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Child Advocacy at Montclair State University. She received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Toledo. Nicole is interested in cognitive development and the implications for professionals who work with children. Her research examines the usefulness of different techniques for talking with children about their experiences, including the use of symbols. She teaches courses on lifespan development, and children's forensic interviewing.

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