Prospective person memory; Person searches; Attention to missing persons searches; Memory in missing persons searches; Face recognition of missing persons

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KARA N. MOORE

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Dr. Kara Moore is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Moore received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis on cognition and law. Dr. Moore's research focuses on the role of cognition in missing person searches. Specifically, her research focuses on the role of attention and memory in how citizens and professionals perform at being on the lookout for missing people. Her research has focused on staging missing persons to understand attention and memory failures that occur when people encounter a missing person that cause them to fail to make a sighting even though they physically encounter the person.