Currently accepting graduate students - Yes

  • Master's
  • PhD


  • PSYC 2530 - Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 3470 - Dyadic Relations


I am a social and personality psychologist whose research primarily lies at the intersection of personality, social psychology and cognition and often focuses on interpersonal relationships. Much of my work investigates the interplay between various emotional, cognitive and behavioral processes and how people perceive and make sense of their social worlds. 


  • PhD (Social-Cultural Psychology), University of Texas at El Paso, 2022
  • MA (Experimental Psychology), University of Texas at El Paso, 2019
  • BSc (Psychology), Aquinas College, 2016


Research interests

  • Interpersonal and romantic relationships
  • Nostalgia
  • Metaphor use
  • Intellectual humility
  • Science denialism

Selected publications

  • Fetterman, A. K. & Evans, N. D. (2022). "Remembering our first date brings back those fuzzy feelings: The role of romantic nostalgia in relationship functioning." Current Opinion in Psychology, 49(101524).
  • Evans, N.D., Juhl, J., Hepper, E. G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Fetterman, A. K. (2022). "Romantic nostalgia as a resource for healthy relationships." Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39(7), 2181-2206.
  • Evans, N. D. & Fetterman, A. K. (2022). "It doesn’t apply to me, so it isn’t real: People are likely to deny science if it contradicts their personality." Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13(6), 1032-1046. 
  • Fetterman, A. K., Evans, N. D., & Covarrubias, J. J. (2021). "On the interpersonal function of metaphor use: Daily metaphor use fluctuates with empathy and perspective taking." Social Psychology, 52(2), 23-35. 
  • Evans, N. D., Reyes, J., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Fetterman, A. K. (2021). "Mental transportation mediates nostalgia’s psychological benefits." Cognition and Emotion, 35(1), 84-95.

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