Blake Erickson

My research interests include cognitive aging, face recognition, and eyewitness testimony.  Of current interest is the examination of how the human face recognition system identifies and recognizes faces that have aged significantly since their last viewing.  I am also developing a research program examining how attention in older adults binds eyewitness events such as crimes.  
I have published in journals such as Applied Cognitive Psychology, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, and the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.  I also contribute to the PsychGeeks series of books examining psychological concepts found in popular science fiction, fantasy, and comic book franchises.  

 
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Erickson, W. B., Lampinen, J. M., Frowd, C. D., & Mahoney, G. (2017). When age-progressed images are unreliable: The roles of external features and age range. Science & Justice57(2), 136-143.
Erickson, W.B., Lampinen, J.M., & Moore, K.N. (2016). Eyewitness identifications by younger and older adults: A meta-analysis and discussion. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31, 108-121.
Lampinen, J.M., Curry, C.R., & Erickson, W.B. (2016). Prospective person memory: The role of self-efficacy, personal interaction, and multiple images in recognition of wanted persons. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31, 59-70.
Erickson, W.B., Lampinen, J.M., Wooten, A., Wetmore, S., & Neuschatz, J. (2016). When snitches corroborate: Post-identification feedback from a potentially compromised source. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law, 23, 148-160.