Kristina Todorovic, M.A.

Contant Information:

Email: Kristina.Todorovic@rockets.utoledo.edu

Twitter: @KristinaTodo4

Background Information

Kristina is a second-year graduate student in experimental psychology from Carol Stream, Illinois. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Bette Bottoms’ lab. While at UIC, Kristina assisted on a NSF-funded mock jury study. In addition, she received a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from Roger Williams University (RWU), where she worked on an archival analysis of the Innocence Project examining mistaken identification in Dr. Garrett Berman’s lab. While getting her M.A. Kristina worked as a research coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with Dr. Gina Vincent. In this position Kristina assisted on an OJJDP-funded project. Kristina’s M.A. thesis examined the role of expert testimony and social support on perceptions of children’s suggestibility. In her free time, Kristina enjoys reading murder mystery books. 

Research Interests

Kristina is interested in a variety of topics related to child witnesses. She is interested in (1) children’s autobiographical memory and suggestibility among typically and atypically developing children, (2) evidence- based investigative interview techniques with children, and (3) individual and contextual influences on children’s suggestibility.

Publications

Drawbridge, D. C., Todorovic, K.,Winters, G. M., & Vincent, G. M. (2019). Implementation of risk-need-responsivity principles into probation case planning. Law and Human Behavior, 43(5), 455-467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000351

Invited Colloqui/Workshops   

Child Forensic Interviews (along with Kamala London)Two day invited workshop delivered at University of Bonn, Germany (2019, May).

When things go wrong: An archival analysis of the Innocence Project. Invited talk given at University of North Florida (2019, April).

Conference Presentations

Paper Presentations

Todorovic, K., Alfano, O.N., Berman, G.L., & Toglia, M.P. (2020, April). Archival Analysis of Misidentification Cases Involving Witnesses Under Age 18. Paper submitted at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Todorovic, K., London, K., & Bruck, M. (2020, March). Does Metasuggestibility Predict Memory Distortions Among School-aged Children? Paper submitted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Perez, C., Todorovic, K., Leiter, J., Barclay, A., & London, K. (2020, March). Children’s Unelabored Yes/No Responses in Response to Indirect Speech Acts. Paper submitted atthe annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Todorovic, K., Perez, C.O., Pedersen, K., Barclay, A., Leiter, J., & London, K. (2020, March). Declarative Metamemory Predicts Children’s Performance to “Do you remember…” Questions. Paper submitted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Alfano, O.N., Todorovic, K., Berman, G. L., Toglia, M. P., & Lamothe, H. (2020, March). Innocence! From Project to Record: Analyzing the Factors Contributing to Erroneous Convictions due to Mistaken Identification. Paper submitted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Todorovic, K., London, K., & Bruck, M. (2019, June). Object Recognition in 4- to 10-year-olds Following a 10-month Delay. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Cape Cod, MA.

Todorovic, K. & London, K. (2019, April). Have you seen me? Children’s identification of faces following a 10-month delay. Paper presented at the 2ndAnnual Department of Psychology Research Showcase, Toledo, OH.

Todorovic, K. & Platania, J. (2019, March). Perceived Social Support as a Mediator in Child Sexual Abuse Cases. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Poster Presentations

Leiter, J., Perez, C.O., Todorovic, K., Barclay, A., & London, K. (2020, April). The Effect of Indirect Speech Acts on Children’s Memory Accuracy. Poster submitted at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Todorovic, K., Capparelli, A.L., Miller, Q.C., Perez, C. O., & London, K. (2020, March). Laypeople’s Endorsement of Human Trafficking Myths Affected by the Format of Online Training. Poster submitted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Alfano, O.N., Todorovic, K., Berman, G.L., Toglia, M.P., & Rumschik, D. (2019, November). Beyond the Innocence Project! An Enhanced Archival Analysis of Wrongful Convictions Using the Innocence Record. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, QC.

Todorovic, K. & London, K. (2019, April). Children’s Recognition of Previously Seen and Unseen Objects. Poster presented at the 26thAnnual Symposium on Research in Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Toledo, OH.

Todorovic, K. & Platania, J. (2019, April). The Role of Expert Testimony on Perceptions of Children’s Suggestibility. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Toglia, M. P., Lovaas, A. N., Rumschik, D., Todorovic, K., & Berman, G. L. (2018, November). National vs. International Exoneration Cases: Comparing Causes of Wrongful Convictions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Lovaas, A. N., Rumschik, D., Todorovic, K., Toglia, M. P., & Berman, G. L. (2018, April). National and International Perspectives on Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Todorovic, K., Rumschik, D., Toglia, M. P., Berman, G. L., & Globler, C. (2018, March). Check the List! Recommended Procedures for Mistaken Identification Cases. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, TN. 

Toglia, M. P., Berman, G. L., Todorovic, K., Rumschik, D., & Globler, C. (2017, November). Breaking the code: Analyses of mistaken identification cases in the Innocence Project.Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC.

Platania, J., Rumschik, D., Gelvin, B., & Todorovic, K. (2017, May). Counterargument and initial position in the context of positioning theory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Toglia, M., Berman, G., Glober C., Todorovic. K., & Beeler, D. (2017, April). An archival analysis of the Innocence Project. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research & Scholarship (SOARS), University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Rice, J., Beeler, D., Gelvin, B., Todorovic, K., & Platania, J. (2017, March). Implicit stereotypes: The role of empathy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Aksterowicz, A., Beeler, D., Gelvin, B., Todorovic, K., & Platania, J. (2017, March). Perceptions of hearsay evidence through the lens of reactance theory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Solano, J., Myers, B.R., Todorovic, K., Reyes, K. (2016, May). A 25-Year Qualitative Study of Latino Students’ Experiences of School Climate in a High-Risk Urban High School. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Myers, B. R., Reyes, K., Janowiak, V., Todorovic, K., & Mendez, J. (2016, May). Latino High School Students’ Experiences of Trauma and Violence Across Multiple Contexts: A 25-year Qualitative Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Myers, B.R., Todorovic, K., Mendez, J., Janowiak, V., Solano, J., Reyes, K. (2016, May). A Longitudinal Qualitative Investigation of Parent, Teacher, and Counselor Support in High- and Low-Risk Latino Youth. In B.R. Myers’ (Organizer) The Role of ImportantAdults in the Lives and Outcomes of At-Risk Youth. Roundtable presentation and discussion at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Todorovic, K., Reyes, K., & Myers, B.R. (2015, October).Looking Back 25 Years: How Teachers and Counselors Contributed to Latino High School Students’ Academic Self-Perceptions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest ECO Conference, Madison, WI.

Reyes, K., Janowiak, V., Solano, J., Todorovic, K., (2015, October) From Wondering About Research to Working in it: The Undergraduate Research Experience. In K. Reyes & B.R. Myers’ (Organizer) The Benefits of Undergraduate Research. Roundtable presentation and discussion at the meeting of the Midwest ECO Conference, Madison, WI.