Dr. Bryan Myers, Professor
My research interests are in the general area of applied social psychology. More specifically, I conduct research in Forensic Psychology. These include jury decision making studies investigating how pretrial attitudes shape decisions, capital sentencing judgments, and how emotions impact verdicts. In addition, I conduct research on eyewitness memory (particularly false memories), and dogmatic thinking and attitude change. For students applying to the Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders Program, two topic areas I would be interested in collaborating on are: (1) candor and disclosure in therapy, and (2) addiction and stigmatization.
Mitchell, K., Myers, B., & Broszkiewicz, N. (in press). Good or essential? The effects of victim characteristics and family significance on sentencing judgments and perceptions of harm. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law.
Myers, B., Myers, J., Herndon, P., Broszkiewicz, N., & Tar, M. (2015). Beliefs about therapist suggestiveness and memory veracity in recovered memory therapy: An analogue study. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 46, 270-276.
Herndon, P., Myers, B., Mitchell, K.M., Kehn, A., & Henry, S. (2014). False memories for highly aversive early childhood events: Effects of guided imagery and group influence. Psychology of Consciousness: Research, Theory, and Practice, 1, 20-31.
Myers, B., & Greene, E. (2004). The prejudicial nature of victim impact statements: Implications for capital sentencing policy. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10 (4),492-515.