Department of Psychology

Bryan Myers


Dr. Bryan Myers, Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Ohio University, Athens OH, 1998
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa Ont., Canada, 1991
B.A. in Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa Ont. Canada, 1989

Teaching Laboratory Building, Rm 2004 E
UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-3636 | | curriculum vitae

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.  

Recent Publications (*student coauthor)

Myers, B., Nunez, N., Wilkowski, B., Kehn, A., *Dunn, K. (in press). The heterogeneity of victim impact statements: A content analysis of capital trial sentencing penalty phase transcripts. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Myers, B., *Johnson, S., & Nunez, N. (2018). Victim impact statements: 25 years post-Payne. In M. Miller and B. Bornstein (Eds.), Advances in Psychology and Law (Vol 3), pp. 41-76. New York, NY: Springer.

Myers, B., *Johnson, S., *Shoemake, R., Myers, J. (2017). Perceptions of Recovered Memory Therapy: Hindsight bias effects on judgments of memory veracity and therapist competence and responsibility. Psychology of Consciousness: Research, Theory, and Practice, 4, 396-417. Doi: 10.1037/cns0000133.

Nunez, N., Myers, B., Wilkowski, B., & Schweitzer, K. (2017). The Impact of Angry versus Sad Victim Impact Statements on Mock Jurors’ Sentencing Decisions in a Capital Trial. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44, 862-886. Doi: 10.1177/0093854816689809

*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.