Law and Society
Department Chair:
Ronald Kahn

Phone: (440) 775-8495

Rice Hall, Room 216

Oberlin, OH, 44074

Patricia (Patty) deWinstanley

Patricia (Patty) deWinstanley


Contact Information


Severance Hall 103
(440) 775-5705

Personal Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:00 a.m. or by appointment

Patricia (Patty) DeWinstanley

Patricia (Patty) deWinstanley

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, 1984
  • Master of Arts, Univ California Los Angeles, 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ California Los Angeles, 1990

I am a Cognitive Psychologist with a specialization in human memory and learning.  I teach Cognitive Psychology, Advanced Methods in Cognitive Psychology, Introductory Psychology, a First Year Seminar on thinking critically, and a Senior Seminar on psychology and the law.  Each semester it has been my pleasure to work with honors students studying such diverse topics as behavioral economics, music cognition, language processing, and educational action research.  My current research is in two areas:  Skill learning and memory consolidation during sleep.  I have two grown sons, two forever baby shih-tzu's, and take care of two cats (when they allow it).