About The Author

Much of my research falls within the domains of experimental social cognition and judgment and decision making. My primary research interests include counterfactual thinking, attitude strength and persuasion, metacognition, and group-based emotions. Much of my work employs a metacognitive approach in these areas, exploring the roles of people’s perceptions and thoughts about their own thoughts and attitudes in social and consumer contexts.

As an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, I teach courses in research methods, statistics, and social psychology.

I received a B.A. in Psychology from Westminster College, PA in the Fall of 1997 and went on to earn my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Indiana University in the Spring of 2007. From 1997-2002, I studied Counseling Psychology, earning an M.A. from Slippery Rock University and completing the majority of the requirements toward a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. Since the Fall of 2007, I have served as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University.

Communicative Climate Change: Cloudy With A Chance Of Bullshit

In scientific and political arenas, much attention is given to the issue of climate change. Yet, there is another type of climate change that has also reached epidemic levels. It is communicative climate change.   Furthermore, there is a pervasive and very insidious substance in our communicative climate that is contributing to this change. It often appears harmless,