Dr. Otto H. MacLin, UNI Distinguished Scholar
Associate Professor
Eyewitness Laboratory
Institute for Psychological Science
Department of Psychology
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

(W) 319-273-2373
(Fax) 319-273-6188

(Ph.D. University of Nevada-Reno) Post Doctoral research in eyewitness identification completed at the University of Texas at El Paso. Current teaching interests are in Cognitive Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Conditioning & Learning, Behavior Modification, Advanced Statistics, and History & Systems. General research interests include cognitive and metacognitive aspects of face recognition as well as applied aspects of face recognition such as eyewitness identification. Specific research projects include comparing simultaneous vs. sequential lineup administration, suggestibility of show-ups, developing computer software to facilitate lineup administration, examination of the cross-race effect, and the examination of the perceptual dimensions underlying face recognition. He is a co-author of  books in the area of Cognitive Psychology, Behavior Modification and Computer Programming for Behavioral Research. He also serves as a psychological consultant to attorneys on cases involving eyewitness identification.

Spring 2010 Courses:                                                            (Campus Map)
Behavior Modification:                        T-TH 11:00-12:15    (Russell 78)
Sensation & Perception:                      T-TH 2:00-3:15        (Wright 10)
Conditioning & Learning:                    T-TH 3:30-4:45        (Lang 22)
Office Hours:                                        TBA  


UNI Mission Statement:

The University of Northern Iowa Department of Psychology is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, academic and career advising, and service. Emphasizing the scientific and theoretical foundation of the discipline and development of critical thinking, the Department of Psychology seeks to 1) educate students about the biological, psychological, evolutionary and sociocultural influences on human thought processes, emotions, and behavior, 2) contribute to this disciplinary knowledge through the scholarship and research activities of the faculty, and 3) contribute to the broader liberal arts education and teacher preparation goals of the University and the larger community through individual and collective service.

Liberal Arts Objectives:
FED-UP: Foster creativity / innovation / experimentation; Encourage synthesis (drawing together multiple perspectives) / generalize / diversify / cross-disciplines; Develop critical thinking / reasoning; Understand self and others; Promote life long learning.