Richard Rogers | Department of Psychology

Richard Rogers

Regents Professor
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PhD: Utah State University, 1976
Internship: Illinois State University Counseling Center
ABPP Diplomate: Forensic Psychology
Fellow: Society of Personality Assessment
Fellow: APA Divisions 12 and 41

Research Interests: Malingering and Response Styles, Forensic Evaluations (Miranda and Competency to Stand Trial), Validation of Structured Interviews, Psychological Assessment, and Deception among Capital Jurors

Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP

Updated: October 2023

Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Regents Professor of Psychology at the University of North Texas. In 2014, he received the Eminent Faculty Award, one of the university's highest faculty honors, which is bestowed one distinguished professor annually. His previous academic appointments included key positions in the Section on Psychiatry and Law, Rush University, and the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto.

Dr. Rogers is nationally recognized for his contributions to forensic psychology and psychiatry. National awards include (1) the Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, (2) Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, and (3) the Amicus Award for the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law.

His contributions to clinical psychology and the discipline of psychology have also been commended. In 2007, the Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Rogers with Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology. In 2020, the Society again honored him with the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology.

For the scientific discipline of psychology, American Psychological Association (APA) bestowed its prestigious Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award in 2008. APA again honored Dr. Rogers with its Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Policy Award in 2011. At that time, he became only one of three scholars in APA history to receive both of these national awards.

Dr. Rogers is a prolific writer with more than 220 refereed articles and an h-index of 77. He has written 8 books, several with multiple editions, focused on clinical and forensic practice. He has also developed and validated four psychological measures that are published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. (

  1. Standardized Assessment of Miranda Abilities (SAMA)
  2. Structured Interview of Reported Symptoms-2 (SIRS-2)
  3. Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial-Revised (ECST-R)
  4. Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales (R-CRAS)
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