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Dustin P. Calvillo

Dustin P. Calvillo

Professor of Psychology


Office: SBSB 3233
Hours: MTW 1:00pm-2:00pm

Dustin P. Calvillo

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.

Education

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

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

Research

Most of my research projects fall into the following categories:

1. Judgment and decision making (risky decision making, fake news, hindsight bias)

2. Memory (false memory, eyewitness memory)

3. Reasoning (belief bias, politically motivated reasoning)

4. Visual attention (inattentional blindness, attentional blink)

Courses

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

Vitae

Publications

Calvillo, D. P., Swan, A. B., & Rutchick, A. M. (2020). Ideological belief bias with political syllogisms. Thinking & Reasoning. Advanced online publication.

Calvillo, D. P., & Mills, N. V. (2020). Bilingual witnesses are more susceptible to the misinformation effect in their less proficient languageCurrent Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Calvillo, D. P., & Emami, A. S. (2019). Do lateral eye movements increase susceptibility to misinformation? A registered replicationPsychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1905-1910.

Calvillo, D.P., Flores, A. N., Lara, P. M., Hawkins, W. C., Boman, L. D., & Smelter, T. J. (2019). Imagining experiencing an event in the future inflates certainty that it occurred in the pastImagination, Cognition and Personality, 39, 5-24.

Calvillo, D. P., Vasquez, A. N., & Pesavento, A. (2019). Imagination inflation effects are unrelated across two imagination inflation tasks. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6, 90-98.

Calvillo, D. P., Flores, A. N., & Gonzales, L. C. (2018). A brief mindfulness induction after encoding decreases false recognition in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigmPsychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 5, 131-139.

Swan, A. B., Calvillo, D. P., & Revlin, R. (2018). To detect or not to detect: A replication and extension of the three-stage modelActa Psychologica, 187, 54-65. 

Calvillo, D. P., & Hawkins, W. (2016). Animate objects are detected more frequently than inanimate objects in inattentional blindness tasks independently of threatJournal 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 warningMemory, 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 taskPsychonomic 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 effectPerspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 546-573.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Penaloza, A. A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012). Incubation provides relief from fixation in problem solvingCreativity 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

Bago, B., Aczel, B., Kekecs, Z., Protzko, J., Kovacs, M., Nagy, T., ... , Chartier, C. (in-principle acceptance). Moral thinking across the world: Exploring the influence of personal force and intention in moral dilemma judgments. Nature: Human Behavior.

Calvillo, D. P., & Baker, A. J. (under review). Can false memories prime the detection of unexpected objects in inattentional blindness tasks?

Calvillo, D. P., Nguyen, T. N., Hawkins, W. C., & Ocampo, D. B. (under review). Depressed affect predicts risk aversion with losses.

Calvillo, D. P., Punjabi, P., Avina, A., & Smelter, T. J. (in preparation). Do domain knowledge and cognitive reflection protect against fake news susceptibility?

Calvillo, D. P., & Smelter, T. J. (under review). Thinking about truthfulness during initial exposure reduces the effect of prior exposure on perceived accuracy of news headlines.

Calvillo, D. P., Smelter, T. J., & Rutchick, A. M. (in revision). A comparison of methods to crowdsource cognitive reflection. 

Jones, B. C., deBruine, L., Flake, J. K., Aczel, B., Adamkovic, M., Alaei, R., ... , Chartier, C. (in-principle acceptance). Social perception of faces around the world: To which world regions does the valence-dominance model apply? Nature: Human Behavior.

Keeler, M., Shelton, A., & Calvillo, D. P. (in preparation). The self-reference effect and the formation of true and false memories.

Rutchick, A. M., Ross, B. J., Calvillo, D. P., & Mesick, C. C. (under review). Does the "surprisingly popular" method yield accurate crowdsourced predictions?

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (under review). Familiarity increases perceived accuracy of news headlines.

Conference Presentations (last 5 years)

Calvillo, D. P., Punjabi, P., Avina, A., & Smelter, T. J. (2020, May). Political knowledge protects against susceptibility to political fake news. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Hawkins, W. C., Nguyen, T. N., Ocampo, D. B., & Calvillo, D. C. (2020, May). Depressed affect is related to reduced risk taking when it comes to losses but not gains. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Baker, A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, May). Can false memories prime the detection of unexpected objects in an inattentional blindness task? Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Rodriguez, K., Nguyen, T. N., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, May). A within-subjects test of ego depletion. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Shelton, A., Keeler, M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, May). The effects of self-referencing n the formation of true and false memories. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Avina, A., Punjabi, P., Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, April). The effects of corrective and elaborative feedback on fake news detection. Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, April). Can initial accuracy ratings reduce the illusory truth effect for fake news? Poster to be presented at the 2020 Meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., Smelter, T. J., Punjabi, P., & Avina, A. (2019, November). Do knowledge and cognitive reflection protect against susceptibility to fake news? Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, QC.

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2019, November). Familiarity increases perceived accuracy of news headlines. Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Montreal, QC.

Calvillo, D. P., Swan, A. B., & Rutchick, A. M. (2019, May). Ideologically motivated reasoning with political arguments. Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Baker, A. J., Mu'Min, M., Boltz, K., & Calvillo, D. P. (2019, April). Priming the detection of unexpected objects in an inattentional blindness task. Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Western Psychological Associations, Pasadena, CA.

Reyes, B., Crum, D., Davis, S., Keeler, M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2019, April). Does perceptual fluency increase susceptibility to false memories? Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Western Psychological Associations, Pasadena, CA.

Shelton, A., Walker, J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2019, April). Rich encoding tasks increase memory conjunction errors. Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Western Psychological Associations, Pasadena, CA.

Soto, S., Cesko, S., & Calvillo, D. P. (2019, April). Does future thinking increase susceptibility to the misinformation effect? Poster presented at the 2019 Meeting of the Western Psychological Associations, Pasadena, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., & Baker, A. J. (2018, November). Do false memories prime the detection of unexpected objects in an inattentional blindness task? Poster presented at the 2018 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Soto, S. L., Allen, M., & Calvillo, D. P. (2018, May). The misinformation effect is not predicted by autobiographical memory specificity. Poster presented at the 2018 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Vasquez, A. N., Pesavento, A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2018, May). Imagination inflation and working memory. Poster presented at the 2018 Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Calvillo, D. P., Flores, A. N., Lara, P. M., & Hawkins, W. C. (2017, November). Imagining an event in the future inflates certainty that it occurred in the past. Poster presented at the 2017 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC.

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. 

Professional Memberships and Service

Psychomonic Society, fellow

Association for Psychological Science, member

Western Psychological Association, member

Ad hoc reviewer for: Cognition; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition;  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Memory & Cognition; Memory; Psychological Research; Human Brain Mapping; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Judgment and Decision Making;  Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition; Applied Cognitive Psychology; Psychological Research: Principles and Implications; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Cognitive Enhancement; Thinking & Reasoning; Acta Psychologica; PLOS One; Visual Cognition; Perception; i-Perception; Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice; 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; Current Psychology; American Journal of Psychology; Child Development; Psychology and Aging; Experimental Aging Research; Journal of Psychiatry; International Journal of Educational Research; International Journal of Forensic Mental Health; Journal of Visualized Experiments; Current Psychopharmacology

External grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation of the United States of America

External grant reviewer for the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

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

External grant reviewer for the National Science Centre of Poland

Lab Members

Graduate Students

  • Thomas Smelter

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Allison Shelton
  • Alexis Avina
  • Jonathan Bratton
  • Katie Rodriguez
  • Pooja Punjabi
  • Theresa Nguyen
  • Kylene Shuler
  • Victoria Valezquez
  • Taylor Ansara
  • Jovalyn Baltazar
  • Mike Gross
  • Karla Juarez
  • Elizabeth Keck

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