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Dustin P. Calvillo

Dustin P. Calvillo

Professor and Chair, Psychology Department


Office: SBSB 3233
Hours: T 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (Spring 2023)

Dustin P. Calvillo

Welcome to my faculty webpage. I joined the psychology department faculty at CSUSM in 2007. Information about the courses I teach and my research interests can be found in the above tabs. Please 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., Bratton, J., Velazquez, V. M., Smelter, T. J., & Crum, D. E. (2023). Elaborative feedback and instruction improve cognitive reflection but do not transfer to related tasks. Thinking & Reasoning. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13546783.2022.2075035

Calvillo, D. P, & Harris, J. D. (2023). Exposure to headlines as questions reduces illusory truth for subsequent headlines. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/mac0000056

Calvillo, D. P., Harris, J. D., & Hawkins, W. C. (2023). Partisan bias in false memories for misinformation about the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot. Memory. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2022.2127771

Bago, B., Kovacs, M., Protzko, J, Nagy, T., Kekecs, Z., ... , Aczel, B. (2022). Situational factors shape moral judgements in the trolley dilemma in Eastern, Southern and Western countries in a culturally diverse sample. Nature: Human Behaviour, 6, 880-895. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01319-5 

Calvillo, D. P., Rodriguez, K., & Nguyen, T. N. (2022). A within-subjects test of ego depletion and potential moderators. Journal of General Psychology, 149(4), 509-523. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2021.1922341

Calvillo, D. P., Garcia, R. J. B., Bertrand, K., & Mayers, T. (2021). Personality factors and political news consumption predict susceptibility to fake political news. Personality and Individual Differences, 174, 110666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110666

Calvillo, D. P., Rutchick, A. M., & Garcia, R. J. B. (2021). Individual differences in belief in fake news about election fraud after the 2020 U.S. election. Behavioral Sciences, 11, 175. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs11120175

Jones, B. C., deBruine, L., Flake, J. K., Aczel, B., Adamkovic, M., Alaei, R., ... , Chartier, C. (2021). Social perception of faces around the world: To which world regions does the valence-dominance model apply? Nature: Human Behaviour, 5, 159-169. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-01007-2 

Calvillo, D. P., & Mills, N. V. (2020). Bilingual witnesses are more susceptible to the misinformation effect in their less proficient language. Current Psychology, 39, 673-680. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-9787-9 

Calvillo, D. P., Ross, B. J., Garcia, R. J. B, Smelter, T. J., & Rutchick, A. M. (2020). Political ideology predicts perceptions of threat of COVID-19 (and susceptibility to fake news about it). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(8), 1119-1128. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620940539 

Calvillo, D. P., & Smelter, T. J. (2020). An initial accuracy focus reduces the effect of prior exposure on perceived accuracy of news headlines. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 5, 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-020-00257-y 

Calvillo, D. P., Swan, A. B., & Rutchick, A. M. (2020). Ideological belief bias with political syllogisms. Thinking & Reasoning, 26, 291-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/13546783.2019.1688188

Rutchick, A. M., Ross, B. J., Calvillo, D. P., & Mesick, C. C. (2020). Does the "surprisingly popular" method yield accurate crowdsourced predictions? Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 5, 57https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-020-00256-z 

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020). Pictures and repeated exposure increase perceived accuracy of news headlines. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 1061-1071. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3684 

Calvillo, D. P., & Emami, A. S. (2019). Do lateral eye movements increase susceptibility to misinformation? A registered replication. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1905-1910. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-019-01641-6 

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 past. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 39, 5-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/0276236618803308 

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000178 

Calvillo, D. P., Flores, A. N., & Gonzales, L. C. (2018). A brief mindfulness induction after encoding decreases false recognition in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 5, 131-139. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000145

Swan, A. B., Calvillo, D. P., & Revlin, R. (2018). To detect or not to detect: A replication and extension of the three-stage model. Acta Psychologica, 187, 54-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2018.05.003

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2016.1163249 

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2015.1005633 

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. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3259 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/lcrp.12068 

Guerrero, G., & Calvillo, D. P. (2016). Animacy increases second target reporting in a rapid serial visual presentation task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1832-1838. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-016-1040-7 

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. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1745691616652873 

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 bias. Journal of General Psychology, 141, 393-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221309.2014.954917  

Calvillo, D. P., & Jackson, R. E. (2014). Animacy, perceptual load, and inattentional blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 670-675. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-013-0543-8

Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2014). Domain knowledge and hindsight bias among poker players. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 259-267. https://doi.org/10.1002/bdm.1799

Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2014). Political knowledge reduces hindsight memory distortion in election judgments. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 213-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2013.870179

Jackson, R. E., & Calvillo, D. P. (2013). Evolutionary relevance facilitates visual information processing. Evolutionary Psychology, 11, 1011-1026. https://doi.org/10.1177/147470491301100506

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. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0028579

Calvillo, D. P. (2012). Working memory and the memory distortion component of hindsight bias. Memory, 20, 891-898. https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2012.706309

Penaloza, A. A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2012). Incubation provides relief from fixation in problem solving. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 338-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2012.730329

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. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-011-0062-4

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/11783183_27

Calvillo, D. P., & Revlin, R. (2005). The role of similarity in deductive categorical inference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 938-944. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03196789

Revlin, R., Calvillo, D. P., & Ballard, S. (2005). Counterfactual reasoning: Resolving inconsistency before your eyes. Psychologica Belgica, 45, 47-56. http://doi.org/10.5334/pb-45-1-47

Conference Presentations (last 5 years)

Calvillo, D. P. (2022, November). Illusory truth and Dunning-Kruger effects with psychological misconceptions. Poster presented at the 2022 Psychonomic Society Meeting. Boston, MA.

Calvillo, D. P., Harris, J., D., & Hawkins, W. C. (2022, May). Partisan bias in false memories for fake news stories of the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot. Poster presented at the 2022 Association for Psychological Science Meeting. Chicago, IL.

Harris, J. D., & Calvillo, D. P. (2022, May). Exposure to headlines as questions reduces illusory truth for subsequent headlines. Poster presented at the 2022 Association for Psychological Science Meeting. Chicago, IL. 

Lyons, R., Hawkins, W. C., & Calvillo, D. P. (2022, April). Exposure to accurate headlines decreases belief in psychological misconceptions. Poster presented at the 2022 Western Psychological Association Meeting. Portland, OR.

Braun, B. E., Zaragoza, M. S., Calvillo, D. P., Kiefer, L., & Ithisuphalap, J. (2021, November). Social media and fake news: The role of repetition and encoding variability on the perceived accuracy of fake news. Poster presented at the 2021 Psychonomic Society Meeting.

Calvillo, D. P., Rutchick, A. M., & Garcia, R. J. B. (2021, November). Who believed fake news about fraud in the 2020 U.S. election? Poster presented at the 2021 Psychonomic Society Meeting.

Mayers, T. A., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, November). Reasoning strategies predict base-rate neglect. Poster presented at the 2021 Psychonomic Society Virtual Meeting.

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, November). The effects of exposure to fake news about COVID-19 vaccines on vaccine attitudes and belief in true and fale headlines. Poster presented at the 2021 Psychonomic Society Virtual Meeting.

Calvillo, D. P., Ansura, T., & Escamilla, D. (2021, July). Reading fact checks distorts memory for truth judgments of headlines. Poster presented at the 2021 SARMAC Virtual Meeting. 

Velazquez, V., Shuler, K., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, July). Happiness increases and sadness decreases belief in fake news. Poster presented at the 2021 SARMAC Virtual Meeting.

Bertrand, K., Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, May). Confirmation bias in fact checking political headlines. Poster presented at the 2021 Virtual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.

Calvillo, D. P., & Rutchick, A. M. (2021, May). People are blind to their biases in evaluating fake news. Poster presented at the 2021 Virtual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.

Mayers, T. A., Ansara, T., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, May). Exposure to false headlines with fact checks reduces subsequent belief in misinformation. Poster presented at the 2021 Virtual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.

Shuler, K., Velazquez, V., Ocampo, D., & Calvillo, D. P. (2021, April). Happiness increasees belief in fake news. Poster presented at the 2019 Virtual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association.

Calvillo, D. P., Garcia, R. J. B., Mayers, T., & Bertrand, K. (2020, November). Personality factors and news consumption predict susceptibility to fake news. Poster presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Smelter, T. J. ,Bratton, J., Velazquez, V., Crum, D., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020, November). Feedback and instruction improve cognitive reflection but improvement does not transfer to other tasks. Poster presented at the 2020 Virtual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

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

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

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.

Professional Memberships and Service

Psychomonic Society, fellow

Association for Psychological Science, member

Western Psychological Association, member

Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, member

SPARK Society, member

Ad hoc reviewer for: Nature Human Behaviour; Cognition; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition;  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied; 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 Psychological and Personality Science; 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; Mindfulness; 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; The Social Science Journal; Publications; Behavioral Science; Revista Colombiana de Psicologia

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

Grant reviewer for the Russell Sage Foundation

Lab Members

Graduate Students

  • Justin Harris
  • Amanda Savage

Research Assistants

  • Giulia Martelli
  • Alex Leon
  • Jennifer Lozano
  • Sophia Kuper
  • Brooklyn Powell

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