Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D., is the James and Beth Lewis Professor of Psychology at Miami University. His research focuses on: (1) the self and how self-knowledge influences our emotions, goals, and actions, (2) how nonconscious and conscious feelings and beliefs affect our behavior, and (3) the psychology of pet ownership. This work has been supported by several grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute for Mental Health. His scholarship has been recognized by his being named Lewis Endowed Chair, University Distinguished Scholar, and Professor of the Year in Psychology. His professional contributions include editorial board memberships on a number of scientific journals, serving as Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science, serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, serving on the National Science Foundation as a grant panelist, and serving as a trial and legal consultant (where his research has been presented in briefs before the US Supreme Court). In the classroom, he teaches courses in social psychology, the self, social cognition, nonconscious social life, attitudes, judgment and decision making, and stereotyping at the graduate and undergraduate levels.