Position: Experimental Faculty
Campus Address: Sloan Hall 232, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-3001
Dr. Scherr received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Iowa State University in 2011. Before moving to Central Michigan, he taught several undergraduate courses (Social Psychology, Research Design, and Research Statistics) at Iowa State University. In addition to his research and teaching at Central Michigan, Kyle consults with various legal professionals and gives talks for interviewing groups and seminars.
Dr. Scherr’s current research projects examine the psychology and law topic of police interrogations. This research looks at various psychological causes for why suspects offer confessions during police interrogations and psychological factors that influence suspects’ comprehension of and willingness to waive their Miranda rights. His past research examined the influence of false beliefs on people’s outcomes via self-fulfilling prophecies – specifically, the influence of mother’s false beliefs on their adolescents’ alcohol use and educational attainment.