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Wells, G. L., & Penrod, S. D. (2011). Eyewitness identification research: Strengths and weaknesses of alternative methods. In B. Rosenfeld, & S. D. Penrod (Eds.), Research methods in forensic psychology. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ.

Wells, G. L., & Quinlivan, D. S. (2009). Suggestive eyewitness identification procedures and the  Supreme Court's reliability test in light  of eyewitness science: 30 years later. Law and Human Behavior, 33, 1-24.

Quinlivan, D. S., Wells, G. L., & Neuschatz, J. (2010). Is manipulative intent necessary to mitigate the eyewitness post-identification feedback effect?  Law and Human Behavior, 34, 186–197.

Wells, G. L., Cutler, B. L., & Hasel, L. E. (2009). The Duke-lacrosse rape Investigation: How not to do eyewitness identification procedures. In M. L. Siegel (Ed.), Race to injustice: Lessons learned from the Duke University lacrosse rape case (pp. 307-321). Carolina Academic Press.

Clark, S. E., & Wells, G. L. (2008). On the diagnosticity of multiple-witness identifications. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 406–422.

Charman, S. D., & Wells, G. L. (2008). Can eyewitnesses correct for external influences on their lineup identifications? The actual/counterfactual assessment paradigm. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14, No. 1, 5–20.

Wells, G. L. & Hasel, L. E. (2007). Facial composite production by eyewitnesses. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 6-16.

Charman, S. D., & Wells, G. L. (2007 ). Eyewitness lineups: Is the appearance-change instruction a good idea? Law and Human Behavior, 31, 3-22.

Hasel, L. E., & Wells, G. L. (2007). Catching the bad guy: Morphing composite faces helps. Law and Human Behavior, 31, 193-208.

Wells, G. L., Memon, A, & Penrod, S. (2006). Eyewitness evidence: Improving its probative value. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 7, 45-75.

Wells, G. L. (2006). Eyewitness identification: Systemic reforms. Wisconsin Law Review, 615-643.

Wells, G. L., Charman, S. D., & Olson, E. A. (2005). Building face composites can harm lineup identification performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 11, 147-157

Weber, N., Brewer, N., Wells, G. L., Semmler, C, & Keast, A. (2004). Eyewitness identification accuracy and response latency: The unruly 10-12 second rule. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 10, 139-147.

Olson, E. A., & Wells, G. L. (2004). What makes a good alibi? A proposed taxonomy. Law and Human Behavior, 28, 157-176.

Semmler, C., Brewer, N., & Wells, G. L. (2004). Effects of postidentification feedback on eyewitness identification and nonidentification. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 334-346.

Wells, G. L. & Olson, E. (2003). Eyewitness identification.  Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 277-295.

Wells, G. L., Olson, E., & Charman, S. (2003). Distorted retrospective eyewitness reports as functions of feedback and delay. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 9, 42-52.

Wells, G. L. & Loftus, E. F. (2003).  Eyewitness memory for people and events.  In A. Goldstein, Ed.  Comprehensive handbook of psychology, Volume 11, Forensic psychology.  New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Wells, G. L., Olson, E., & Charman, S. (2002).  Eyewitness identification confidence.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 151-154.

Wells, G. L. & Olson, E. (2002). Eyewitness identification: Information gain from incriminating and exonerating behaviors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 8, 155-167.

Bradfield, A. L., Wells, G.L, & Olson, E.A. (2002). The damaging effect of confirming feedback on the relation between eyewitness certainty and identification accuracy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 112-120.

Bushman, B. J., & Wells, G. L. (2001).  Narrative impressions of the literature:  The availability bias and the corrective properties of meta-analytic approaches.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1123-1130.

Wells, G. L., Malpass, R. S., Lindsay, R.C.L., Fisher, R.P., Turtle, J. W., & Fulero, S. (2000).  From the lab to the police station: A successful application of eyewitness research.  American Psychologist, 55, 581-598.

Wells, G. L. & Bradfield, A. L. (1999). Distortions in eyewitnesses' recollections: Can the postidentification feedback effect be moderated? Psychological Science, 10, 138-144.

Wells, G. L., & Bradfield, A. L. (1999). Measuring the goodness of lineups: Parameter estimation, question effects, and limits to the mock witness paradigm. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 13, 27-40.

Wells, G. L., & Windschitl, P. D. (1999).  Stimulus sampling in social psychological experimentation.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 1115-1125.

Wells, G. L. & Bradfield, A. L. (1998). “Good, you identified the suspect:” Feedback to eyewitnesses distorts their reports of the witnessing experience. Journal of Applied Psychology, 83, 360-376.

Windschitl, P. D., & Wells, G. L. (1998).  The alternative outcomes effect.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1411-1423.

Wells, G. L., Small, M., Penrod, S. J., Malpass, R. S., Fulero, S. M., & Brimacombe, C. A. E. (1998). Eyewitness identification procedures: Recommendations for lineups and photospreads. Law and Human Behavior, 22, 603-647.

Wells, G. L. (1993). What do we know about eyewitness identification? American Psychologist, 48, 553-571.

 Wells, G. L., Rydell, S. M., & Seelau, E. P.  (1993).  The selection of distractors for  eyewitness lineups.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 835-844.

Wells, G. L.  (1992).  Naked statistical evidence of liability:  Is subjective probability enough? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 739‑752.

Luus, C. A. E., & Wells, G. L.  (1991).  Eyewitness identification and the selection of distracters for lineups.  Law and Human Behavior, 15, 43 57.

Wells, G. L., & Luus, E.  (1990).  Police lineups as experiments:  Social methodology as a framework for properly‑conducted lineups.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 106-117.

Wells, G. L.  (1988).  Eyewitness identification:  A system handbook.  Toronto:  Carswell Legal Publications.

Wells, G. L., & Turtle, J. W.  (1986).  Eyewitness identification:  The importance of lineup models.  Psychological Bulletin, 99, 320‑329.

Wells, G. L.  (1984).  The psychology of lineup identifications.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 14, 89 103. [Note: this is the original relative judgments article]

Murray, D., & Wells, G. L.  (1982).  Does knowledge that a crime was staged affect eyewitness performance?  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 12, 42‑53.

Wells, G. L.  (1978).  Applied eyewitness testimony research:  System variables and estimator variables.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 36, 1546 1557.

Kasimatis and Wells counterfactual chapter