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Dustin P. Calvillo
Dustin P. Calvillo
Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: SBSB 3233
Phone: 760-750-8577
Hours: MoWe 1:00-2:00PM
Welcome to my faculty webpage. I joined the psychology department faculty at CSUSM in 2007 after a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Ohio University. Information about the courses I teach and my research interests can be found in the above tabs. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Educational History

2006 Ph.D., Psychology-Cognitive and Perceptual Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

1998 B.A., Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield


Research Interests

Most of my research projects fall into the following categories:

  1. Memory (working memory, false memory, eyewitness memory)

  2. Judgment and decision making (hindsight bias, unconscious thought, behavioral economics)

  3. Visual attention (visual search, inattentional blindness, attentional blink)

  4. Reasoning (belief bias, deontic reasoning)


Courses I have taught at CSUSM

Psyc 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Psyc 230 - Research Methods in Psychology

Psyc 362 - Cognitive Processes

Psyc 393 - Laboratory in Cognitive Psychology

Psyc 498 - Independent Studies

Psyc 499 - Independent Research

Psyc 554 - Graduate Proseminar in Cognitive Psychology

Psyc 690 - Graduate Research

Psyc 699 - Graduate Thesis


Publications

Calvillo, D. P., & Mills, N. V. (2017). Bilingual witnesses are more susceptible to the misinformation effect in their less proficient language. Current Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Calvillo, D. P., & Hawkins, W. (2016). Animate objects are detected more frequently than inanimate objects in inattentional blindness tasks independently of threat. Journal of General Psychology, 143, 101-115.

Calvillo, D. P., & Parong, J. A. (2016). The misinformation effect is unrelated to the DRM effect with and without a DRM warning. Memory, 24, 324-333.

Calvillo, D. P., Parong, J. A., Peralta, B., Ocampo, D., & van Gundy, R. (2016). Sleep increases susceptibility to the misinformation effect. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30, 1061-1067.

Gomes, D. M., Stenstrom, D. M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016). Examining the judicial decision to substitute credibility instructions for expert testimony on confessions. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 21, 319-331.

Guerrero, G., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016). Animacy increases second target reporting in a rapid serial visual presentation task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1832-1838.

Hagger, M. S., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Alberts, H., Anggono, C. O., Birt, A., Brand, R., … Zweinenberg, M. (2016). A multi-lab pre-registered replication of the ego-depletion effect. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 546-573.

Calvillo, D. P., & Burgeno, J. N. (2015). Cognitive reflection predicts the acceptance of unfair offers in the ultimatum game. Judgment and Decision Making, 10, 322-341.

Calvillo, D. P. (2014). Individual differences in susceptibility to the misinformation effect and hindsight bias. Journal of General Psychology, 141, 393-407.

Calvillo, D. P., & Jackson, R. E. (2014). Animacy, perceptual load, and inattentional blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 670-675.

Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2014). Domain knowledge and hindsight bias among poker players. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 259-267.

Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2014). Political knowledge reduces hindsight memory distortion in election judgments. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 213-220.

Jackson, R. E., & Calvillo, D. P. (2013). Evolutionary relevance facilitates visual information processing. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 1011-1026.

Calvillo, D. P. (2013). Rapid recollection of foresight judgments increases hindsight bias in a memory design. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39, 959-964.

Calvillo, D. P. (2012). Working memory and the memory distortion component of hindsight bias. Memory, 20, 891-898.

Penaloza, A. A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012). Incubation provides relief from fixation in problem solving. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 338-344.

Calvillo, D. P., & Gomes, D. M. (2011). Surprise influences hindsight-foresight differences in temporal judgments of animated automobile accidents. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 385-391.

Calvillo. D. P., & Penaloza, A. (2009). Are complex decisions better left to the unconscious? Further failed replications of the deliberation-without-attention effect. Judgment and Decision Making, 4, 509-516.

Calvillo, D. P., DeLeeuw, K., & Revlin, R. (2006). Deduction with Euler circles: Diagrams that hurt. In D. Barker-Plummer, R. Cox, & N. Swoboda (Eds.) Diagrammatic representation and inference. (pp.199-203) Berlin: Springer.

Calvillo, D. P., & Revlin, R. (2005). The role of similarity in deductive categorical inference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 938-944.

Revlin, R., Calvillo, D. P., & Ballard, S. (2005). Counterfactual reasoning: Resolving inconsistency before your eyes. Psychologica Belgica, 45, 47-56.

Manuscripts Under Review/In Preparation

Calvillo, D. P., Flores, A. N., & Gonzales, L. C. (under review). A brief mindfulness induction after encoding decreases false recognition in the DRM paradigm.

Calvillo, D.P., Flores, A. N., Lara, P. M., & Hawkins, W. C. (under review). Imagining experiencing an event in the future inflates certainty that it occurred in the past.  

Calvillo, D. P., Hawkins, W. C., & Waltrip, M. (under review). Working memory capacity and the misinformation effect: A meta-analysis.

Gonzales, L. C., & Calvillo, D. P. (under review). Survival processing increases false recognition in a memory conjunction error paradigm.

Swan, A. B., Calvillo, D. P., & Revlin, R. (in preparation). To detect or not to detect: Recent base-rate neglect models are task-specific.

Conference Presentations (last 5 years)

Flores, A. N., Gonzales, L. C., & Calvillo, D. P. (2017, May). A mindfulness induction after encoding decreases false recognition of critical lures. Poster presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Gonzales, L. C., & Calvillo, D. P. (2017, May). Survival processing increases memory conjunction errors. Poster presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Calvillo, D. P., Mills, N. V., Taylor, S., Gossett, K., & Flores, A. (2016, November). Bilingual witnesses are more susceptible to the misinformation effect in their less proficient language.  Poster presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Hawkins, W. C., Amoroso, B., Waltrip, M., Gonzales, L., Badeaux, A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016, November). Does working memory capacity predict susceptibility to the misinformation effect? New data and a meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Burgeno, J. N., Waltrip, M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016, May). Sub-scales of aggression and mindfulness predict responses to unfair unltimatum game offers. Poster presented at the 2016 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Mills, N. V., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016, May). Self-regulation and the confidence-accuracy relationship in eyewitness identification. Poster presented at the 2016 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Burgeno, J. N., & Calvillo, D. P. (2015, November). Ultimatum game decisions: A cross-sample comparison. Poster presented at the 2015 Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.

Calvillo, D. P., Parong, J. A., Peralta, B., Ocampo, D., & Van Gundy, R. (2015, November). Sleep and retention interval increase the susceptibility to misinformation. Poster presented at the 2015 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Calvillo, D. P., Burgeno, J. N., Marriott, J., & Ocampo, D. (2015, April). Examining cognitive and personality factors that predict ultimatum game decisions. Poster presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Goukassian, H. J., Slepian, M. L., Boals, A., Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2015, April). Factors associated with accuracy in thin-slicing poker hands. Paper presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hawkins, W., & Calvillo, D. P. (2015, April). Animacy reduces susceptibility to inattentional blindness independently of threat. Poster presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Mills, N. V., Parong, J. A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2015, April). The effects of ego depletion on lineup rejection and the confidence-accuracy relationship. Poster presented at the 2015 Western Psychological Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Goukassian, H. J., Slepian, M. L., Boals, A., Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2015, February). Predicting accuracy and inaccuracy in thin-slicing poker hands. Poster presented at the 2015 Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., & Burgeno, J. (2014, November). Cognitive reflection predicts the acceptance of an unfair offer in the Ultimatum Game. Poster presented at the 2014 Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., Parong, J. A., & Mills, N. V. (2014, November). Misinformation effects are unrelated to DRM effects with and without a DRM warning. Poster presented at the 2014 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., & Hawkins, W. (2014, May). Animacy and threat affect objects’ detection in an inattentional blindness task. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Mills, N., Hale, N., Parong, J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2014, May). Forced rapid responding eliminates the own race bias in a facial recognition task. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Parong, J., Mills, N., & Calvillo, D. P. (2014, May). Gender differences in the misinformation effect. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., & Gomes, D. M. (2013, November). Susceptibility to hindsight memory distortion is negatively correlated with susceptibility to the misinformation effect. Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Alvarado, S., Jackson, R. E., Calvillo, D. P., & Gómez de Garcia, J. (2012, June). Cross-cultural examination of search for evolutionarily relevant stimuli among the Ixhil Maya of Guatemala. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.
 
Alvarado, S., Jackson, R. E., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, May). Preattentive capture of attention by animate stimuli. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
 
Olvera, J. & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, May). Ethnicity, attitudes toward psychological services, and comparative optimism toward depressive symptoms. Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.  

Calvillo, D. P., & Gomes, D. M. (2012, March). The effects of forensic animations' point-of-view on mock jurors' judgments. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gomes, D. M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, March). The influence of interrogative pressure and cautionary instructions on mock jurors' judgments. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Gomes, D. M., Stenstrom, D. M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012, March). Expert testimony is more effective than jury instructions in increasing sensitivity to disputed confession evidence. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychology-Law Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professional Memberships and Service

Psychomonic Society, fellow

Association for Psychological Science, member

Western Psychological Association, member

Ad hoc reviewer for:

   Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition

   Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

   Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

   Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

   Memory & Cognition

   Memory

   Human Brain Mapping

   Journal of Behavioral Decision Making

   Judgment and Decision Making

   Applied Cognitive Psychology

   Journal of Cognitive Psychology

   Thinking & Reasoning

   Acta Psychologica

   Plos One

   Visual Cognition

   Perception

   i-Perception

   Social Psychology

   British Journal of Social Psychology

   European Journal of Social Psychology

   European Review of Applied Psychology

   Psychology, Crime and Law

   Psychological Reports

   Perceptual & Motor Skills

   Child Development

   Psychology and Aging

   Experimental Aging Research 

   Journal of Psychiatry

   International Journal of Educational Research

   Journal of Visualized Experiments

External grant reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

External grant reviewer for the National Science Centre of Poland


Graduate Student

Whitney Hawkins

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Laura Gonzales

Andrea Flores

Julia Najd

Stephanie McGinn

Mary McNew

Lisa Shuldberg

Angelina Vasquez

Paul Lara

Anice Richter

Samantha Soto