Dr. Adam K. Fetterman
Dr. Fetterman's research interests lie at the intersection of social, personality, and cognitive psychology. Utilizing methods from each of these fields, he investigates the cognitive processes involved in how people understand their social worlds and find meaning. The major areas he focuses on here are conceptual metaphors, nostalgia, mental imagery, and the combination of these topics. He also investigates the causes and consequences of wrongness admission, in relation to reputation and emotion. Aside from these two main programs of research, he likes to dive into a variety of interesting topics. A current project is focused on the mismatch between personal experiences and science, which leads to science denialism. Additional and previous topics include doomsday preppers, political ideology, evolution, embodiment, religion and atheism, narcissism, cooperation/competition, prosocial behavior, social power, rationality, meta-science, and linguistic analysis. An upcoming short-term project will focus on the reality and fiction of "PC culture".
UTEP Faculty Profile: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=70104&ID=akfetterman
Fetterman, A. K., Bair, J. L., Werth, M., Landkammer, F., & Robinson, M. D. (2016). The scope and consequences of metaphoric thinking: Using individual differences in metaphor usage to understand the utility of conceptual metaphors. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 458-476.
Fetterman, A. K. (2016). On god-belief and feeling clean: Feelings of cleanliness are associated with feelings and behavior in daily life, particularly for those high in god belief. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 7, 552-559.
Fetterman, A. K., Wilkowski, B. M., & Robinsons, M. D. (in press). On feeling warm and being warm: Daily perceptions of physical warmth fluctuate with interpersonal warmth. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Fetterman, A. K., & Robinson, M. D. (2013). Do you use your head or follow your heart? Self-location predicts personality, emotion, decision making, and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 316-334.
Fetterman, A. K., & Sassenberg, K. (2015). The reputational consequences of failed replications and wrongness admission among scientists. PLOS ONE, e0143723
Fetterman, A. K., Boyd, R. L., & Robinson, M. D. (2015). Power versus affiliation in political ideology: Robust linguistic evidence for distinct motivational signatures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1195-1206.
Ph.D., North Dakota State University (2013)
PSYC 2302 - Social Psychology
PSYC 2306 - Psychology of Personality
PSYC 3331 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYC 6355 - Seminar in General Psychology - Emotion