Assistant Professor of Psychology
Campus Box 4031
Building Visser Hall
Office Location: Visser Hall, Room 311
Dr. Keith Wylie is a legal psychologist studying cognitive and social processes in the legal system. His research interests include how language influences information processing (e.g., in witness/victim interviews, in believing/sharing misinformation), how metacognitive processes explain eyewitness identification decisions, how jurors make social cognitive judgments about defendants, and how people make decisions in legal contexts (e.g., understanding/waiving rights, bail). He and his students regularly present research at the American Psychology–Law Society. His research has been published in Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, and Psychology of Language and Communication. You can follow his research on ResearchGate.
He currently teaches Research Methods, Legal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Psychology of Pseudoscience. He has also taught Social Psychology, Learning & Cognition, Statistics, and Memory. He is also co-advisor of Psychology Club, where he helps organize Movie Nights.
He earned his Ph.D. in Legal Psychology from Florida International University with minor concentrations in quantitative and cognitive psychology. At FIU, he was graduate researcher in the TRIIIAD Lab—Theory-based Research on Interviewing, Interrogation, Intelligence-gathering, and Assessing Deception—studying eyewitness memory and interviewing. He earned his B.S. in Psychology from University of Central Florida with minors in Business and Crime, Law, & Deviance. At UCF, he was an undergraduate researcher in the MIT2 Lab—Minds in Technology, Machines in Thought—studying human factors psychology.