Dr. Charles Schreiber

 Dr. Charles Schrieber

Associate Professor


• PhD Cognitive Psychology University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2001
• Teaching Credential in Elementary Education San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 1986
• BA History Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 1981

Dr. Schreiber’s interests are human memory, application of psychology to enhance student performance, psychological effects of technology, judgment and decision-making, visual perception, well-being, emotion, motivation, pain and pleasure, and intelligence.

He teaches the following courses:

• PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Science
• PSY 231 Statistics
• PSY 308 Experimental Psychology
• PSY 309 Experimental Psychology Lab
• PSY 369 Cognitive Psychology
• PSY 400 Independent Study/Research
• PSY 498 Special Topic Seminar: Human Memory

Dr. Schreiber maintains his own off-campus website not affiliated with WSU. His CV, publication PDFs, photos, advice for students, and other information (both personal and professional) can be found there.

Supervised Student Research

There are frequently opportunities for students to assist with Dr. Schreiber's research in one or more of the above areas. Students with an idea for independent research are also welcome to propose a new project.


Schreiber, C. A. "Weighting moments in hedonic, nonhedonic, and hypothetical global judgments: Not just peak-end." Poster presented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA, May 2009.

Schooler, J. W. & Schreiber, C. A. (2004) "Consciousness, meta-consciousness, and the paradox of introspection." Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11, 17-39.

Schreiber, C. A., & Kahneman, D. (2000). "Determinants of the remembered utility of aversive sounds." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 129, 27-42.

Neisser, U., Winograd, E., Bergman, E. T., Schreiber, C. A., Palmer, S. E. & Weldon, M. S. (1996). "Remembering the earthquake: Direct experience versus hearing the news." Memory, 4, 333-357.

Rock, I., Schreiber, C., & Ro, T. (1994). "The dependence of two-dimensional shape perception on orientation." Perception, 23, 1409-1426.

Kahneman, D., Fredrickson, B. L., Schreiber, C. A., & Redelmeier, D. A. (1993). "When more pain is preferred to less: Adding a better end." Psychological Science, 4, 401-405.