University of Texas at El Paso
Psychology Department
Harmon M. Hosch    

Dr. Hosch
Personal Information    

Ph.D., New School for Social Research (1976)



Center for Law and Human Behavior
Research Interests    

Psychology and Law; Jury decision making; Impact of language of testimony on trial outcomes; Prosecutorial decisions; Alibis.
Sample Publications    

Hosch, H. M., Culhane, S. E., Jolly, K. W., Chavez, R. M., & Shaw, L. H. (2011). Effects of an alibi witness's relationship to the defendant on mock jurors' judgments. Law and Human Behavior, 35, 127-142. DOI: 10.1007/s10979-010-9225-5

Hosch, H.M., Culhane, S.E., Tubb, V.A., & Granillo, E.A. (2011). Town vs. gown: A direct comparison of community residents and student mock jurors. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29, 1-15. DOI: 10.1002/bsl.970

Steblay, N., Hosch, H.M., Culhane, S.E., & McWethy, A. (2006).  The impact on juror verdicts of judicial instruction to disregard inadmissible evidence: A meta-analysis.  Law and Human Behavior, 30, 469-542.


Taylor, T.S. & Hosch, H.M. (2004).  An examination of jury verdicts for evidence of a similarity-leniency effect, an out-group punitiveness effect, or a black sheep effect.  Law and Human Behavior, 28, 587-599.


Culhane, S.E., Hosch, H.M., & Weaver, W.G. (2004).  Crime victims serving as jurors: Is there bias present?  Law and Human Behavior, 28, 649-659.


Culhane, S.E. & Hosch, H.M. (2004).  An alibi witness’s influence on jurors’ verdicts.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1604-1616.


Kassin, S., Tubb, V.A., Hosch, H.M., & Memon, A. (2001).  On the ‘general acceptance’ of eyewitness testimony research: A new survey of the experts.  American Psychologist, 56, 405-416.

Contact Information    


Phone: 1-915-747-6589
Fax: 1-915-747-6553

208 Prospect Hall
Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso TX, 79968

Psyc 2306: Inroduction to Personality

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