Krista Forrest

Chairperson, Professor

Office: COPH 320J   |    Phone: (308) 865-8192   |    Email:

Dr. Krista Forrest

Courses Regularly Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Psychology and Law
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Research Methods II
  • Psychological Inquiry

Research Interests

  • Police usage of interrogation strategies
  • Jurors' perceptions of police deception
  • Factors that improve classroom instruction

Selected Publications

Woody, W. D. & Forrest, K. D. (2020). Understanding Police Interrogation: Confession and Consequences. New York University Press. 

Honts, C. R, Forrest, K. & Stephanescue, A. (2019). Polygraph examiners unable to discriminate true and false juvenile confessions. Polygraph & Forensic Credibility Assessment: A Journal of Science and Field Practice (Formerly Polygraph) 

Lanz, J. & Forrest, K. D. (2019). Resilience as a predictor of desistence. Chapter for the Encyclopedia of Forensic Psychology 

Forrest, K. D. & Wadkins, T. A. (2019). Law enforcement agencies. Chapter for the Encyclopedia of Forensic Psychology 

Woody, W. D., Stewart, J. M., Forrest, K. D. SanchezGuevara, L. J., Woestehoff, S. A., Provenza, K. R., Walker, A., Powner, S. J. (2018). Effects of False-Evidence Ploys and Expert Testimony on Jurors, Juries, and Judges. Criminal Justice and Behavior. Cogent Psychology5(1). 

Honors and Awards

  • UNK Pratt-Heins Award for Scholarship, 2020
  • UNK Pratt-Heins Award for Teaching, 2011
  • Mentor Award, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2018
  • Early Career Award, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2007
  • UNK Creative Teaching Award, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2013
  • Faculty Mentor Award for Natural and Social Sciences, 2010
  • UNK Student Affairs Partnership Award, 2013