Matthew N. Fanetti

Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, 1999, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • MA, 1998, Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
  • BA, 1990, University of Missouri, Columbia


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology and the Child
  • Behavioral Management and Change
  • Child Behavior Disorders
  • Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Assessing Child Sexual Abuse Victims
  • Power of Cultural Behavior
  • Externalizing Disorders of Children: ADHD, ODD & CD
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Human Sexuality

Research and professional interests

  • Assessment of child sexual abuse and other forensic issues
  • Factors affecting judgments of guilt in judicial decision making
  • Forensic decision making
  • Relationship between pseudoscientific and scientific communities

 NOTE: Students who wish to do research with me should review the departmental thesis guidelines . The psychology department faculty passed these guidelines in the Fall of 2004.

 Current research projects include:

  • Effects of gender in decision of guilt in CSA cases
  • Effects of rapport in child forensic assessment
  • Effects of reinforcement in child forensic interviewing
  • Evaluation of interview of child sexual abuse victims
  • Creation of structured interviews for child sexual abuse