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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 a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. He and his wife Lisa, Human Resources Director at Planned Parenthood of Central Texas, have two children: Austin, a student at the University of Tulsa, and Lindsay, a student at TCU.

Academic Interests and Research

Dr. Weaver's research interests are in memory and cognition. He has published studies on flashbulb memory (where were you on 9/11?), eyewitness memory, the relationship between subjective confidence and memory accuracy (metamemory), reading and language comprehension. He has served on the editorial boards of five journals, and served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. He is currently on a grant review panel for the U. S. Department of Education.

He also has served as a forensic expert on eyewitness identification in civil and criminal cases in more than 15 states.

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, Keenan, J. M., Perrig, W., & Patel, V. (2005). Walter Kintsch: A psychology beyond words. In A. F. Healy, (Ed.) Experimental cognitive psychology and its applications: Triple festschrift in honor of Lyle Bourne, Walter Kintsch, & Thomas Landauer (pp. 17-29). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Krug, K. S., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2005). Eyewitness memory and metamemory in product identification: Evidence for familiarity biases. Journal of General Psychology, 132, 429-445.

Kelemen, W. L., Winningham, R. G., & Weaver, C. A., III (2007). Repeated testing sessions and scholastic aptitude in college students' metacognitive accuracy. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 19, 689-717.

Weaver, C. A. III, Terrell, J. T., Krug, K. S., & Kelemen, W. L. (2008). The Delayed JOL Effect with very long delays: Evidence from flashbulb memories. In J. Dunlosky and R. A. Bjork (Eds.), A handbook of memory and metacognition (pp. 155-172). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Terrell, T., & Weaver, C. A., III. (2008). Eyewitness testimony in civil litigation: Retention, suggestion, and misinformation in product identification. North American Journal of Psychology, 10, 323-346.

Weaver, C. A., III, & Holmes, A. (in press). The psychology of reading. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition, Elsevier.

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