Jeffrey Gibbons - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Jeff Gibbons

Department of Psychology

Jeffrey Gibbons

Associate Professor

Forbes Hall 2062
(757) 594-7256


  • Ph D in Psychology, Kansas State University
  • MS in Psychology, Kansas State University
  • BA in Psychology, Western Michigan University


Introductory Psychology
Research Methods
Senior Seminars


Autobiographical Memory
Memory for Emotional Events
Memory (recognition) and Believability of News Media
Encoding Specificity
Linking Objective Memory Measures and Self-Report Measures


I eanred my BA from Western Michigan University, and my Masters and Ph.D. from Kansas State University. I taught at Carthage College for 2 years before teaching at CNU and I have been here 23 years.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2021). Rehearsal and event age predict the fading affect bias across young adults and elderly in self-defining and everyday autobiographical memories. Experimental Aging Research. Volume, 47. Issue, 3. Pages, 232-261.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). Videogame play and events are related to unhealthy emotion in the form of low fading affect bias in autobiographical memory. Consciousness and Cognition. Volume, 74.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Affective change greater for unpleasant than pleasant events in autobiographical memory of children and adults: A retrospective study. Cognitive Development. Volume, 47. Pages, 46-52.
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