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. 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.  

Selected Publications

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.