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About Charles R. Honts

Dr. Charles Honts is a Professor with the Department of Psychology. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1986 from the University of Utah. Since coming to Boise State in 1995, Dr. Honts’ research interests have involved scientific credibility assessment with adults and children, specifically the psychophysiological detection of deception. Other interests include quantitative methods, jury behavior, and the area of psychology and the law. A prolific author, Dr. Honts has published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and Legal and Criminological Psychology. Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for a variety of publications and in 1996 founded the Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology. In 2007 Dr. Honts received a $299,537 grant from the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment for a project titled, Effects of Comparison Question Type and Between Test Stimulation on the Validity of the Comparison Question Test.


Present Professor, Department of Psychology, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Executive Committee Member of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2004-2007
  • Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment Grant Recipient, 2007 - 2009
  • Founder and Editor of: The Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology


  • PSYC 335: Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 488: Directed Research in Psychology

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