Dr. Bryan Myers
Department of Psychology
110G Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-3636 (office)
(910) 962-4028 (lab)
email: myersb@uncw.edu




Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of applied social psychology.  More specifically, I conduct research in Forensic Psychology on such issues as jury decision making, lie detection, and witness identification issues such as false memory reports.  My research in the area of Industrial Organizational Psychology have concerned workplace stress, job satisfaction, and personnel selection.  If you are interested in taking part in research in the areas of Forensic or Industrial Organizational Psychology, please contact me at myersb@uncw.edu


PhD in Experimental Psychology, Ohio University, 1998.

M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Carleton University, 1991.

Course instruction

Statistics (psych 225)

Graduate Statistics (psy 555)

Industrial Organizational Psychology (psych 336)

General Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology (graduate)

Jury Decision Making (psy 495)


Recent Publications    

MacKain, S.J., Myers, B., *Ostapiej, L., & Newman, A. (2010). Job satisfaction among psychologists working in state prisons: The relative impact of individual facets assessing economics, management, relationships, and perceived organizational support. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37, 306-318.

Lecci, L., & Myers, B. (2009). Predicting guilt judgments and verdict change using a measure of pretrial bias in a videotaped mock trial with deliberating jurors. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 15, 619-634

Myers, B., *Latter, R., & *Abdollahi-Arena, M.K. (2006). The court of public opinion: Lay perceptions of polygraph testing.  Law and Human Behavior 30, 509-523.

Lecci, L., & Myers, B. (2008)  Individual Differences in Attitudes Relevant to Juror Decision Making: Development and Validation of the Pretrial Juror Attitude Questionnaire (PJAQ).  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 2010-2038.

Myers, B., *Weidemann, E, & *Pearce, G. (2006). Psychology weighs in on the debate surrounding victim impact statements and capital sentencing: Are emotional jurors really irrational? Federal Sentencing Reporter, 19, 13-21.

* student co-author

American Psychological Association

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)