Degree Program: 

Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior




Human episodic and autobiographical memory; memory distortions; emotional memory; general memory research; social and cognitive psychology; related topics in clinical psychology; quantitative methods.

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Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed:

Patihis, L., & Younes Burton, H. J. (in press). False memories in therapy and hypnosis before 1980. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Patihis, L., Frenda, S. J., LePort, A. K. R., Petersen, N., Nichols, R. M., Stark, C. E. L., McGaugh, J. L., & Loftus, E. F. (2013). False memories in highly superior autobiographical memory individuals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 20947–20952.

Patihis, L., Ho, L. Y., Tingen, I. W., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Loftus, E. F. (2014). Are the “memory wars” over? A scientist-practitioner gap in beliefs about repressed memory. Psychological Science, 25, 519-530. (Supplemental Materials)

Patihis, L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Ho, L. Y., & Loftus, E. F. (2014). Unconscious repressed memory is scientifically questionable. Psychological Science, 25, 1967-1968.

Patihis, L. (in press). Let's be skeptical about reconsolidation and emotional arousal in therapy. Brain & Behavioral Sciences. (brief commentary on Lane et al.)

Frenda, S. J., Patihis, L., Loftus, E. F., Lewis, H. C., & Fenn, K. M. (2014). Sleep deprivation and false memories. Psychological Science, 25, 1674-1681.

Petersen, N., Patihis, L., & Nielsen, S. E. (in press). Decreased susceptibility to false memories from misinformation in hormonal contraception users. Memory.


Wylie*, L. E., Patihis*, L., McCuller, L. L., Davis, D., Brank, E. M., Loftus, E. F., & Bornstein, B. H. (2014). Misinformation effects in older versus younger adults: A meta-analysis and review. In M. P. Toglia, D. F. Ross, J. Pozzulo, & E. Pica (Eds) The Elderly Eyewitness in Court, UK: Psychology Press. *First two authors contributed equally.

Writing for a broader professional/general public readership:

Patihis, L., Davis, D., & Loftus, E. F. (2014). Memory. In T. R. Levine (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Patihis, L., Davis, D., & Loftus, E. F. (2014). Repressed memory. In T. R. Levine (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cochran, K. J., Patihis, L., Frenda, S. J., & Mogilner, T. (2014). Photographs (Altered). In T. R. Levine (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Tingen, I. W., Patihis, L. & Dunbar, A. J. (2014). Source credibility. In T. R. Levine (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Writing for a younger general public readership:

Patihis, L., Tingen, I. W., & Loftus, E. F. (2013). Memory myths. Catalyst: Secondary Science Review, 23, 6–8.


University of California, Irvine

Psychology and Social Behavior

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Irvine, CA 92697-7085