DRC Lab Members

Dr. Gail GoodmanDr. Gail Goodman

Lab Director
Curriculum Vitæ…

Dr. Gail S. Goodman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Public Policy Research at the University of California, Davis. Her research concerns memory development, child maltreatment, trauma and memory, and children in the legal system. She has received many awards for her research and writings Curriculum Vitæ…and is a Former President of Divisions 7 (Developmental Psychology), Division 41 (American Psychology- Law Society), and Division 37 (Child and Family Policy and Practice) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Goodman has published widely and has received many federal, state, and foundation grants. Her research has been cited in U.S. Supreme Court decisions. She obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Denver and the Université René Descartes in Paris, France. Dr. Goodman has served on the faculty of the University of Denver, the State University of New York, and the University of Oslo, Norway. She has consulted with numerous governments and agencies throughout the world on policies and research concerning child victims in the legal system.