Participants

Adam Kent Fetterman is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Essex whose research bridges the fields of social, personality, and cognitive psychology. His focus is emotion, both how people conceptualize their emotions and how emotions impact decision-making and behavior. He has worked particularly on the scope and consequences of metaphoric thinking with an emphasis on how metaphors shape and reflect thoughts, feelings, and actions. A summa cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, Dr. Fetterman earned a Ph.D. in social, personality, and health psychology in 2013 at North Dakota State University, where he was awarded a doctoral dissertation fellowship. He spent the next two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Processes Laboratory at the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (Knowledge Media Research Center) in Tuübingen, Germany. He was appointed to his present university position last fall. The associate editor of In Mind Magazine and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Personality, Dr. Fetterman is the author of more than thirty papers published in scientific journals.