Welcome to the Personality, Emotion, & Social Cognition Lab! Our research focuses on Metaphors, Nostalgia, Meaning, Wrongness Admission, and a variety of topics that explore what makes humans tick. We are always interested in diving into new and exciting topics!
For more information and areas of research, please see our "About" page.
University of Houston, Department of Psychology
The PESC Lab is looking for new members. Could that be you?
Undergraduates, APPLY HERE
Check out Dr. Fetterman's Psychology Today blog: It's All a Metaphor
- Were the Doomsday Preppers Right? - 04/06/2021
- How Personal Experience can Lead to Rejecting Science - 12/01/2021
PESC Lab in the News
What's new in the lab?
Where is Your Self Located?
Where you locate your sense of self is predictive of your personality, decision-making, and behavioral tendencies.
Science of Us
Fetterman & Robinson
Check out the new blogpost at Character and Context about self-location and God-belief.
Character and Context
Nick Evans was interviewed for Psychology Today magazine regarding our latest publication on personal experience and science denial. See the article here:
Article in UH Today about our recent publication, with Nicole Muscanell and Kai Sassenberg, on the reputational consequences of wrongness admission on social media. See the article here:
David Brooks writing for The Atlantic discusses changing your mind. He cites our work on wrongness admission! See the article here:
Brian Resnick of Vox was interested in intellectual humility. He interviewed Dr. Fetterman about our work on wrongness admission! See the article here:
Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong
Congrats to Dr. Nicholas Evans on your graduation. Nick is the first ever Ph.D. student from the PESC Lab. Good luck at the University of Manitoba!!
Congrats to Dr. Fetterman for being designated an APS Rising Star!
New paper in press at Journal of Social and Personal Relationships on romantic nostalgia led by PESC Lab PhD student Nick Evans Evans et al.
New paper in press at Social Psychological and Personality Science on the role of personal experience in science denial led by PESC Lab PhD student Nick Evans Evans & Fetterman
New paper in press at Cognition and Emotion on mental transportation and nostalgia. Evans et al.