Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
B.A., Canisius College
Research and Teaching Interests
My research focuses on utilizing computational and mathematical models of cognitive processes to help understand and solve real-world problems. My current research aims to create better models of eyewitness identification. Eyewitness identifications have been involved in more than 75% of wrongful conviction cases adjudicated by the Innocence Project. My ultimate goal while at Syracuse University is to use these models to better explain how older adults, an underrepresented demographic in eyewitness research, differ from younger adults in how they make these decisions.
McAdoo, R.M., & Gronlund, S.D. (2019). Theoretical note: Exploring Luce’s (1964) low threshold model applied to recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.
McAdoo, R.M., Key, K.N., & Gronlund, S.D. (2019). Task effects determine whether memory is mediated through continuous or discrete processes. Memory and Cognition, 47, 683.
McAdoo, R.M., Key, K.N., & Gronlund, S.D. (2018). Stimulus effects and the mediation of recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 1814.
Wetmore, S.A., McAdoo, R.M., Gronlund, S.D., & Neuschatz, J.S. (2017). The impact of fillers on lineup performance. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2, 48.
McAdoo, R.M., & Gronlund, S.D. (2016). Relative judgment theory and the mediation o facial recognition: Implications for theories of eyewitness identification. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 1, 11.