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Dr. Charles A. Weaver III

Faculty - Charles Weaver

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

BSB B.309 (254) 710-2961

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience


Ph.D. Psychology The University of Colorado 1988
B.S. Psychology Baylor University 1984


Charles A. Weaver III has been at Baylor University since 1989, where he is currently Professor & Chair of Psychology and Neuroscience. He has published in the areas of memory and language, the relationship between confidence and memory, flashbulb memory (“where were you on 9/11?"), and eyewitness identification. He has served as a forensic expert in civil and criminal cases in more than 30 states, and has testified in both federal and state courts, for both prosecution and defense. He has served on the editorial boards of five journals, including the Journal of Educational Psychology, and served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. He is also served on grant review panels for the U. S. Department of Education for more than a decade, serving as chair of two different panels. He was recently named as a “Fellow" by both the Association for Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society, and was named "Baylor Fellow" in 2012. Dr. Weaver serves as co-director (with Dr. James Henderson in Economics) of the Baylor in Great Britain program, Baylor largest and oldest study-abroad program.

Representative Publications

Weaver, C. A., III, & Kelemen, W. L. (2003). Processing similarity does not improve metamemory: Evidence against Transfer-Appropriate Monitoring. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 29, 1058-1065.

Weaver, C. A., III, & Krug, K. S. (2004). Consolidation-like effects in flashbulb memories: Evidence from September 11, 2001. American Journal of Psychology, 114, 517-530.

Weaver, C. A., III, Krug, K. S., Terrell, J. T., Holmes, A. E., & Parra, K. F. (2011). Eyewitness memory issues in civil litigation. In A. Jamieson & A. E. Moenssens (Ed. in Chief), Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science: Behaviorial Sciences. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Weaver, C. A., III, & Holmes, A. (2012). The psychology of reading. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Vol. 3 (pp.209-217). Academic Press.

Malavanti, K. F., Johnson, M. K., Rowatt, W. C., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2012). Subtle contextual influences on racial bias in the courtroom. The Jury Expert, 24, 1-7.

Weaver, C. A., III. (2013). Eyewitness memory in civil litigation. American Psychology and Law Newsletter, 10 (3), 6-10.

Malavanti, K. F., Terrell, J. T., Dasse, M. N., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2014).The "Curse of Knowledge" in estimating jurors' understanding of memory: Attorneys know more about memory than the general population. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 10, 99-105.

Dasse, M. N., Elkins, G. R., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2015). Hypnotizability, not suggestion, influences false memory development. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 63, 110-128.

Dasse, M. N., Elkins, G. R., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2015). Correlates of the multidimensional construct of hypnotizability: Paranormal belief, fantasy proneness, magical ideation, and dissociation. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 63, 274-283. doi:10.1080/00207144/2015/1031051.

Dasse, M. N., Juback, S. K., Morissette, S. B., Dolan, S. L., & Weaver, C. A., III. (In press). False memory susceptibility in OEF/OIF veterans with and without PTSD. Military Psychology.

Current Ph.D. Students

Michelle Dasse, University of Portland
Courtney Kurinec, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Former Ph.D. Students

Dr. Karenna Parra Malavanti, Carson-Newman University
Dr. Amanda E. Holmes
Dr. Trent Terrell, University of Mary Hardin Baylor
Dr. Kevin Krug, LSU, Shreveport
Dr. Ann Renken, USC
Dr. Robert G. Winningham, Western Oregon University
Dr. William Kelemen, California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Peter Frost, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Deborah Bryant, Rutgers/Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation

Former Student
Sara Juback, U.S. Air Force Academy

Courses taught at Baylor

  • PSY 1305 - Introduction to Psychology
  • NSC 1306 - Introduction to Neuroscience
  • PSY/NSC 3311 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 3318 - Psychology of Memory
  • PSY 3380 - Forensic Psychology
  • PSY 4V96 - Psychology of Language
  • PSY 5307 - Applied Statistical Analysis
  • PSY/NSC 5311 - Seminar in Memory and Cognition