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John Petrocelli

John V. Petrocelli is currently the Scott Family Faculty Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Wake Forest University.  He is an experimental social psychologist with a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington; he obtained his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.  Petrocelli has taught social psychology, statistics, and judgment and decision making courses at Wake Forest University since 2007, where he also serves as Chairperson of the university’s Institutional Review Board.  Petrocelli has authored or coauthored over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters in the areas of social cognition and judgment and decision making.  His primary research interests and contributions are in the areas of bullshitting, counterfactual thinking, metacognition, attitude strength and persuasion.  Petrocelli also serves as an Associate Editor for the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  In recognition of his career accomplishments, he has been awarded Fellow status in the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.