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Dr Cheryl Anisman

Professor College of Letters and Sciences
Psychology

Dr. Hiscock-Anisman, a Professor in the Psychology Department, earned a PhD in Educational & Clinical Psychology, at Wayne State University, and a BA in Psychology at The University of Michigan. Prior to joining National University, she was a Tenured Professor at Sam Houston State University and was the Stress Management Coordinator at The Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine. At National University, she teaches graduate courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Dr. Anisman consults on topics of integrative health and wellness, conducting workshops throughout the US on mindfulness, self-acceptance, empowerment, and healing health providers. She has presented at the Chautauqua Institute, and Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. Dr. Anisman has developed cd’s on pre-surgery meditation, mindfulness meditation in both English and Spanish. She has an international reputation as an expert in the Detection of Deception & NY Times and NPR has cited her work. She has over 25 peer reviewed journal articles and over 60 conference presentations.

Selected publications:

Hiscock, M., & Hiscock, C.K. (1989). Refining the forced-choice method for the detection of malingering. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 11, 967-974.

Colwell, K., Hiscock, C.K., & Memon, A. (2002). Interviewing techniques and the assessment of statement credibility. Applied Cognitive Psychology, (16) 287-300.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K, Woods, D., Memon, A., & Michlik, M. (2006). How liars attempt to convince: Strategies of impression management and deception regarding a simulated theft. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 24,31-38.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K, Woods, D., Memon, A., & Michlik, M. (2007). How liars attempt to convince: Strategies of impression management and deception regarding a simulated theft. In Geiselman (Ed), Intersections of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law (3). ACFP Press.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C., Memon, A., Rachel, A., & Colwell, L. (2007). Vividness and spontaneity of statement detail characteristics as predictors of witness credibility. American Journal of Forensic Psychology 25(1), 1-25.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., Memon, A., Taylor, L., & Prewett, J. (2008). Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID): An Integrated system of investigative interviewing and detecting deception. Journal Of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., Memon, A., Colwell, L., Taylor, L., & Woods, D. (2009). Training in Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID) to improve credibility assessments. Forensic Psychology Practice.

Hines, A., Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C., Garrett, E. , Ansarra, R ,& Montalvo, L. (2010). Impression management strategies of deceivers and honest reporters in an investigative interview. European Journal of Psychology Applied to the Legal Context 2(1). 73-90.

Ansarra, R., Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C., Hines, A., Fleck., Cole. L. M.,& Kondor, S. (2011). Augmenting ACID with affective details to assess credibility. European Journal of Psychology Applied to the Legal Context 3(2)1-10.

Suckle-Nelson, J.A., Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C., Florence, S., Youschak, K.E., & Duarte, A.. Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID): Replication and gender differences. Open Criminology, 3,23-30.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., Corbett, L., Bonilla, Y., Memon, A., & Hauselt, W. J. (2011). Change in Suspect’s Memory as a result of Deception. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 29 (4),1-9.

Montalvo, L., Hallinan, C., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., Morrissey, D., Bonilla, Y., Colwell, K., Kradas, M. (2013). Using ACID to improve credibility assessments with written and audio statements. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 31(2)

Colwell, L. H., Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., Hartwig, M., Cole, L., Werdin, K., & Youschak, K. (2012). Teaching professionals to detect deception: The efficacy of a brief training workshop. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 12, 68-80.

Colwell, K., Hiscock-Anisman, C.K., & Fede, J. (2013). Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception (ACID): An example of the new paradigm of Differential Recall Enhancement. In: B.S. Cooper, D. Griesel & M. Ternes (Eds.) Applied issues in eyewitness memory, credibility assessment, and investigative interviewing.

Contact Details

College of Letters and Sciences
canisman@nu.edu
(858) 642-8255