Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Michael S. Wogalter

Second Advisor

Dr. Barbara K. Sholley

Third Advisor

Dr. Frederick J. Kozub


This study attempted to determine if training and familiarization with a composite construction system would improve the quality of subjects' composite production. Subjects were trained in the use of the Mac-a-Mug Pro system over two sessions. During the course of the two meetings, subjects constructed eleven composites (six from memory and five with the face in-view) and were allowed time to practice with the system. Results suggests that the quality of subjects' composites improved with practice. However, training with the composite system prior to exposure to the first face did not lead to higher quality composites. These results have implications for the training of personnel at high risk of witnessing a crime.

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