Charles B. Stone
Charles B.
Associate Professor
Phone number
(646) 557-4806
Room number
NB 10.63.12, 524 W. 59th Street


Academie Universitaire Louvain/Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université catholique de Louvain (2012-2013)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université catholique de Louvain (2010-2011)

Ph.D., Macquarie University (2011, Cognitive Science)

M.A., New School for Social Research (2007, Psychology)

B.A., Western Washington University (2004, Sociology)


Charles B. Stone is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department and and Director of the Doctoral Training Program in Psychology & Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, CUNY. A native of Washington State and trained in Cognitive Science in Australia (Ph.D., Macquarie University, 2011), he commenced his academic career at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, where he majored in sociology before moving to New York to complete his MA in psychology at the New School for Social Research. Before coming John Jay College, he completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

Dr. Stone's publications have dealt with the formation and maintenance of collective memories, mnemonic consequences of silence, intergenerational transmission of memories, the mnemonic consequences associated with denials, social media and jury deliberations. He is actively involved in a number of psychology, forensic and memory associations around the world. He has also been an expert witness for a number trials.  Additionally, he recently was an Associate Editor for the American Psychology-Law Society.

He recently received the Distinguished Faculty Service to Students award (2020-2021), the Outstanding Scholarly Mentor award last year (2019-2020)  and has received internationally competitive fellowships to conduct research in Belgium (2017) and Australia (2017). 

Currently, he is an Associate Editor for the journal, Applied Cognitive Psychology.

JJC Affiliations
Forensic Psychology (BA & MA); Psychology & Law (PhD)
Courses Taught

BA Courses

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101)

Cognitive Psychology (PSY 200)

Perception (PSY 324)

Learning and Memory (PSY 327)

MA Courses

Research Methods and Design (PSY 715)

Advanced Research Methods (PSY 738)

PhD Courses

Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behaviour (PSYC 71103)

Collective Memory and Justice (PSYC 80103)





Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

Association of Psychological Science (APS)

American Psychology-Law Society (APLS)

Applied Cognitive Psychology

Memory Studies

Psychonomic Society

Society of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC)


Scholarly Work

1.     Stone, C.B., Wang, Q. Labarbera, G.**, Ceren, M.*, Garcia, B., Huie, K.**, Stump, C.*, Khuu, A., & Jivotovski, M. (in press). Why do people share their personal stories online? An examination of the motives and characteristics of social media users. Memory [Special Issue].

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

3.     Bietti, L. & Stone, C.B. (2019). Introduction: How conversations shape the way individuals and groups remember the past. Topics in Cognitive Science, 11, 592-608. doi: 10.1111/tops.12443

4.     Jay, A.C.V.***, Stone, C.B., Meksin, R., Merck, C, Gordon, N.S.***, & Hirst, W. (2019). The mnemonic consequences of jurors’ selective retrieval during deliberation. Topics in Cognitive Science, 11, 627-643. doi: 10.1111/tops.12435

5.     Stone, C.B., & Wang, Qi (2019). From conversations to digital communication: The mnemonic consequences of producing and consuming information via social media. Topics in Cognitive Science,11, 774-793. doi: 10.1111/tops.12369

6.     Stone, C.B. & Jay, A.C.V.***(2019). From the individual to the collective: The emergence of a psychological approach to collective memory [Special Issue]. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33, 504-515. doi: 10.1002/acp.3564  

***PhD students

**MA students

*BA students

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Faculty Service to Students Award (2020-2021)

Outstanding Scholarly Mentor Award (2019-2020)

Visiting Research Fellowship @ Macquarie University,Sydney, Australia (2017)

Visiting Professorship @ Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (2017)

Faculty Mentor Award (2) (MA program) ( 2014-2016)

Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation: PhD Thesis (2011)

Outstanding Graduating MA Student in Psychology (2007)

Research Summary

Charles B. Stone is a cognitive scientist who studies how autobiographical memories and collective memories and individuals’ confidence in said memories are shaped through social interactions. In particular, he has examined how WWII and 9/11 memories transmit across generations, the mnemonic consequences of silence in the couse of social interactions, and how deliberations on the part of jurors shape their memories of the trail and, in turn, their decision-making. Recently, he has started a research project examining how social media use shapes both the producers' and consumers' autobiographical and collective memories.

I am currently working on research projects funded by three different grants: 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 three PSC-CUNY grants examining a.) how 9/11 memories are transmitted to the next generation, b.) how roles warmth and competence play in shaping jurors' perceptions and decision making during civil trials, and c.) the use of race as a strategy during police-involved shooting trials.

Since arriving at John Jay College in 2013, he has mentored 2 Ph.D. student and 20 M.A. students. He has been honored for his ability to mentor MA and BA students, being awarded the Faculty Mentor of the Year award twice (2014-2016) and the Oustanding Scholarly Mentor award (2019-2020), respectively.