Adam M. Croom, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Department of Psychology, and Director of the Behavioral, Affective, and Cognitive Neuroscience (BeACoN) Lab at Bethany College, West Virginia.

Adam’s lab uses behavioral measures (response accuracy, response time), eye-tracking (gaze fixation and pupil dilation), electrodermal activity (EDA), and electroencephalography (EEG) for original research and exciting student projects across the psychological sciences.

The lab includes Emotiv mobile EEG, Shimmer3 GSR+, and Tobii eye-tracking.

Before assuming his tenure-track position in the Department of Psychology at Bethany College, Adam taught cognitive science at the University of California, Merced (2020-2022) and the University of California, Berkeley (2022-2023).

In addition to teaching and engaging in original research, Adam is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Social Psychology, Associate Editor of Philosophies, Guest Associate Editor of the Philosophies Special Issue on the Philosophy and Science of Martial Arts (2023), Guest Associate Editor of the Language Sciences Special Issue on Slurs (2015), and Guest Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Psychology Special Issue on Music and the Embodied Mind (2015). Adam is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Language and Discrimination and the Baltic Journal of English Language, Literature, and Culture and has peer-reviewed for the following scholarly journals:

A verified record of his scholarly service is available on Web of Science.

Adam’s scholarly awards include two research fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2011-2012), two Elizabeth F. Flower prizes for best essay in philosophy from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2011), the Positive Studies Prize for best essay in positive psychology from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania (2012-2013), the Elmaleh Prize for best essay in the social sciences from the Phi Beta Kappa Society (2010-2011), and the Military Veteran’s Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (2006-2012). He also received the Publons Sentinels of Science Award for Outstanding Peer Review (2016) and a Frontiers in Psychology Honoraria for Outstanding Editorial Contribution (2013).



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Adam M. Croom, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Bethany College
Bethany, West Virginia 26032


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