Charles B. Stone

Charles B. Stone

Charles B. Stone
Assistant Professor
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10.63.12 NB


2011   Macquarie University, PhD

2007  New School for Social Research, MA

2004  Western Washington University, BA


I am originally from just outside Seattle, WA. I received my BA from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Since then I have traveled the world, living in places such as Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Brussels as well as New York City where I received my MA and Sydney where I obtained my PhD.

Classes I teach at John Jay include:

Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behaviour (PSY 71103) (PhD course)

Advanced Research Methods (PSY 738) (MA course)

Research Methods and Design (PSY 715) (MA course)

Cognitive Psychology (PSY 200) (BA course)

Perception (PSY 324) (BA course)

Learning and Memory (PSY 327) (BA course)


a. Books

1.    Stone, C.B. & Bietti, L. (eds.) (2015). Contextualizing human memory: An interdisciplinary   approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past. Milton, UK: Routledge.

b. Book chapters

1. Hirst, W., Coman, A., & Stone, C.B. (2012). Memory and jury deliberation:The benefits and costs of collective remembering. In L. Nadel & W. Sinnott-Armstrong (eds.), Memory and law (pp. 161-184). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2. Hirst, W., & Stone, CB. (2015). A unified approach to collective memory: Sociology, psychology, and the extended mind. In S. Kattago (ed.), The Ashgate research companion to memory studies (pp. 103-116). Surrey, UK: Ashgate.

3. Hirst, W. & Stone, C.B. (2015). Social aspects of memory, in Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn (eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 1-12) Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley and Sons.

4. Stone, C.B. & Bietti, L. (2015). Introduction to contextualizing human memory. In C.B. Stone & L. Bietti (eds.), Contextualising human memory: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past (pp. 1-8). Milton, UK: Routledge.

5. Stone, C.B. (2015). Contextualizing silence: a psychological approach to understanding the mnemonic consequences of selective silence in social interactions. In C.B. Stone & L. Bietti (eds.), Contextualising human memory: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding how individuals and groups remember the past (pp. 23-36). Milton, UK: Routledge.

6. Hirst, W. & Stone, C.B. (2017). The effects of jury deliberation on jurors’ memories: Applying research on conversational interaction and memory to the jury setting. In M. Kovera (ed.), The psychology of juries: Current knowledge and a research agenda for the future (pp. 123-153). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

7. Stone, C.B. & Jay, A.C.V.** (in press). Are negative events more likely to elicit flashbulb memories than positive events? A functional examination of the role valence plays in the formation of flashbulb memories. In O. Luminet & A. Curci (eds.), Flashbulb memories: Updated issues and perspective (XX-XX). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

c. Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1. Stone, C.B., Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., & Hirst, W. (2010). Building consensus about the past: Schema-consistency and convergence in socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting [Special issue]. Memory, 18(2), 170-184.

2. Stone, C.B., Coman, A., Brown, A.D., Koppel, J., & Hirst, W. (2012). Toward a science of silence: The consequences of leaving a memory unsaid. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 39-53.

3. Luminet, O., Licata, L., Klein, O., Rosoux, V., Heenen-Wolff, S., van Ypersele, L., & Stone, C.B. (2012). The interplay between collective memory and the erosion of nation states: The paradigmatic case of Belgium. Introduction to the special issue. Memory Studies, 5, 3-15.

4. Stone, C.B., Luminet, O., Hirst, W. (2013). Induced forgetting and reduced confidence in our personal past? The consequences of selectively retrieving emotional autobiographical memories. Acta Psychologica, 144, 250-257.

5. Koppel, J., Brown, A.D., Stone, C.B., Coman, A., & Hirst, W. (2013). Remembering President Barack Obama’s inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: A comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory. Memory, 21, 798-806.

6. Stone, C.B., Mercy, A., Licata, L., Klein, O, & Luminet, O. (2013). Mnemonic differences and similarities across opposing social groups: The linguistic conflict at the University of Leuven as a case study. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 166-172.

7. Stone, C.B., Barnier, A.J., Sutton, J., & Hirst, W. (2013). Forgetting our personal past: Socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting of autobiographical memories. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(4), 1084-1099.

8. Coman, A., Stone, C.B., Castano, E., & Hirst, W. (2014). Justifying atrocities: The effect of moral disengagement strategies on socially shared retrieval induced forgetting. Psychological Science, 25, 1281-1285.

9. Stone, C.B., & Hirst, W. (2014). (Induced) Forgetting to form a collective memory: [Special issue]. Memory Studies, 7, 314-327.

10. Bietti, L., Stone, C.B., & Hirst, W. (2014). Contextualizing human memory [Special issue]. Memory Studies, 7, 267-271.

11. Stone, C.B., Van der Haegen, A., Hirst, W., & Luminet, O. (2014). Personally relevant vs. nationally relevant memories: An intergenerational examination of World War II memories across and within Belgian French-speaking families. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 280-286.

12. Dressaire, D., Stone, C.B., Nielson, K., Guerdoux, E., Martin, S., Bernardon, A., Brouillet, D., & Luminet, O. (2015). Alexithymia impairs the cognitive control of negative material while facilitating the recall of neutral material in both younger and older adults. Cognition & Emotion, 29, 442-459.

13. Stone, C.B., Luminet, O., & Takahashi, M. (2015). Remembering public, political events: A cross-cultural and -sectional examination of Australian and Japanese public memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 29, 280-290.

14. Davis, J.*, Hellgren, J.**, & Stone, C.B. (under review). Social memory inflation and deflation: The consequences of lying on how a listener remembers their childhood memories. Memory.

15. Stone, C.B., Gkinopoulos, T. & Hirst, W. (in press). The social construction of lay history: Selective remembering and forgetting. Memory Studies [Special Issue].

16. Bietti, L. & Stone, C.B. (in press). Introduction: How conversations shape the way individuals and groups remember the past. Topics in Cognitive Science.

17. Jay, A.C.V.*** & Stone, C.B. (in press). Collective wisdom or collaborative memory failure: Socially shared retrieval induced forgetting as a result of jury deliberations. Topics in Cognitive Science.

18. Stone, C.B., & Wang, Qi (in press). Conversations 2.0: From the mnemonic consequences of conversations to social media. Topics in Cognitive Science.

d. Manuscripts in Preparation

1. Van der Haegen, A., Stone, C.B., Hirst, W., & Luminet, O. (in prep.). Personally relevant vs. nationally relevant memories: An intergenerational examination of World War II memories across and within Belgian French-speaking families.

2. Stone, C.B., Luminet, O., Licata, L., Klein, O., & Hirst, W. (in prep.). Public speeches induce “collective” forgetting? The Belgian King’s 2012 summer speech as a case study.

e. Book Reviews

1. Stone, C.B. (2011). Review of “Principles of Memory” by A. Surprenant & I. Neath. Memory Studies, 4(2), 251-253.

2. Stone, C.B. (in press).  Review of “Generations and Collective Memory” by A. Corning & H. Schuman. Memory Studies.   


My research generally focuses on understanding how autobiographical memories and collective memories and individuals’ confidence in said memories are shaped through social interactions. I am currently working on research projects funded by three different grants: an NSF grant to examine jury decision-making, a CUNY Collaborative Incentive Grant (CIRG) to examine the divergent roles prejudice and dehumanization play in the decision-making process throughout the judicial system and a PSC-CUNY grant to examine how 9/11 memories are transmitted to the next generation.


Research interest

Autobiographical memory, collective memory, social aspects of memory, meta-cognitive judgments (e.g., confidence), decision-making within the judicial system, intergenerational transmission of both mundane and traumatic memories/events


Social aspects of memory (and memory more generally), autobiographical memory, collective memory, meta-cognitive judgements

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