Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
Jesse Fletcher received his doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside with a dual specialization in sociological theory and social psychology. His dissertation, “A Revised Theory of Cognitive Consistency,” is a small but significant challenge to the cognitive consistency principle. His dissertation suggests that small cognitive inconsistencies may in some instances actually elicit positive emotional responses from actors, an insight that would rewrite many of the foundational statements in social psychology. Jesse has worked as a graduate student researcher in the Social Psychology Research Laboratory at UC Riverside, has won numerous teaching awards at UC Riverside, and has worked on the project evaluation team for the Copernicus Grant to improve science education in the state of California.