Area of Study
Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Attachment theory and romantic relationships; attraction
Classes Taught at IWU
Gateway 100: Wrongful Convictions
Psych 259: Social Psychology
Psych 356: Psychology of Gender
Psych 359: Crime and the Justice System: A Social Psychology Perspective
Recent Media Coverage and Appearances
Life of Crime. IWU Magazine
What One Researcher Discovered About America’s True Crime Obsession. Forbes.
Investigating Our Obsession with True Crime Podcasts. NPR.
Married with Secrets. ID TV. The Man with Two Faces | Married with Secrets (investigationdiscovery.com)
Barton McNeil Case. Suspect Convictions, Episode 10
(see website for complete list and pdfs)
Vicary, A. M. & Larsen, A. (2018). Potential Factors Influencing Attitudes Towards
Veterans who Commit Crimes: An Experimental Investigation of PTSD in the Legal System.
Current Research in Social Psychology, 26,12-23.
Vicary, A. M. & Zaikman, Y. (2017). The CSI Effect: An investigation into the relationship
between watching crime shows and forensic knowledge. North American Journal of Psychology, 19, 51-64.
Zaikman, Y., Vogel, E. A., Vicary, A. M., & Marks, M. J. (2016). The influence of
early experiences and adult attachment on the exhibition of the sexual double standard,
Sexuality and Culture, 33, 425-445.
Vicary, A. M. (2011). Mortality salience and namesaking: Does thinking about death
make people want to name their children after themselves? Journal of Research in Personality,
Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R. C. (2010). Student reactions to the shootings at Virginia
Tech and Northern Illinois University: Does sharing grief and support over the Internet
affect recovery? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 , 1555-1563.
Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2010). Captured by True Crime: Why are women drawn
to tales of rape, murder, and serial killers? Social Psychological and Personality
Science, 1 , 81-86.
For more information, please see Amanda Vicary's personal page