I was born and raised in South Carolina, home of John Broadus Watson, Aziz Ansari, the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the world's best barbecue.
I was home-schooled until fifth grade - long enough to gain an appreciation for homemade science experiments, but not long enough to become completely socially paralyzed.
Then a lot of other things happened, like high school and college (where I learned a lot about sociology and photography, and enough about religion and psychology to get some degrees).
I somehow found time in there to spend a few months building houses in Ecuador, and another few months working in an orphanage and teaching English in Thailand.
After college, I worked as a mental health counselor in the child and adolescent division of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. It was hard.
I spent five glorious years in the Mental Control Lab at Harvard University, under the inimitable tutelage of Daniel Wegner. I received my doctorate in psychology in 2013.
I am currently a senior research associate at the Leeds School of Business, CU-Boulder, working primarily with John Lynch.
Life, my friends, is good.