Dr. Adam M. Croom
Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences
University of California, Merced
acroom[at]ucmerced.edu

Google Scholar citations: 766
Publons verified peer reviews: 56

Teaching
2020 Lecturer, Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced
COGS 005: Introduction to Language and Linguistics (120 students)
COGS 105: Research Methods in Cognitive Science (60 students)
2013 Grader, Department of Philosophy and the Integrated Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania
INTG 002: Integrated Studies II: Thinking (73 students)

Education
2019 PhD in Linguistics by Previous Published Works, Glasgow Caledonian University
2019 Certificate in Foundations for Data Science, Stanford University

Publications
2018 Asian slurs and stereotypes in the USA: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Pragmatics and Society, 9, 495-517.
2016 Some equalities are more equal than others: Quality equality emerges later than numerical equality. Child Development, 87, 1520-1528. (Coauthored with Mark Sheskin, Amber Nadal, Tanya Mayer, Jenny Nissel, and Paul Bloom)
2015 An introduction to the special issue on slurs. Language Sciences, 52, 1-2.
2015 An assessment of the negative and positive aspects of stereotypes and the derogatory and non-derogatory uses of slurs. In A. Capone & J. L. Mey (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society (pp. 791-822). Switzerland: Springer.
2015 Aristotelian moral psychology and the situationist challenge. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 46, 262-277.
2015 Slurs and stereotypes for Italian-Americans: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Journal of Pragmatics, 81, 36-51.
2015 The semantics of slurs: A refutation of coreferentialism. Ampersand, 2, 30-38.
2015 The importance of poetry, hip-hop, and philosophy for an enlisted aviator in the USAF (2000-2004) flying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28, 73-97.
2015 Music practice and participation for psychological well-being: A review of how music influences positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. Musicae Scientiae, 19, 44-64.
2015 The practice of poetry and the psychology of well-being. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 28, 21-41.
2015 Slurs, stereotypes, and in-equality: A critical review of “How epithets and stereotypes are racially unequal”. Language Sciences, 52, 139-154.
2014 Spanish slurs and stereotypes for Mexican-Americans in the USA: A context-sensitive account of derogation and appropriation. Sociocultural Pragmatics, 2, 145-179.
2014 Embodying martial arts for mental health: Cultivating psychological well-being with martial arts practice. Archives of Budo Science of Martial Arts and Extreme Sports, 10, 59-70.
2014 Book review: Auditory Neuroscience: Making Sense of Sound. Musicae Scientiae, 18, 249-251.
2014 Remarks on “The semantics of racial slurs”. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations, 13, 11-32.
2014 The semantics of slurs: A refutation of pure expressivism. Language Sciences, 41, 227-242.
2014 Vindicating virtue: A critical analysis of the situationist challenge against Aristotelian moral psychology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 48, 18-47.
2013 Racial epithets, characterizations, and slurs. Analysis and Metaphysics, 12, 11-24.
2013 How to do things with slurs: Studies in the way of derogatory words. Language and Communication, 33, 177-204.
2012 Music, neuroscience, and the psychology of well-being: A precis. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 393.
2012 Aesthetic concepts, perceptual learning, and linguistic enculturation: Considerations from Wittgenstein, language, and music. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 46, 90-117.
2011 Slurs. Language Sciences, 33, 343-358.
2010 Thick concepts, non-cognitivism, and Wittgenstein’s rule-following considerations. South African Journal of Philosophy, 29, 286-309.
2010 Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the rule-following paradox. Dialogue, 52, 103-109.
2008 Racial epithets: What we say and mean by them. Dialogue, 51, 34-45.

Editorial Experience
2019- Editorial Board Member for Data in Brief
2013-2015 Guest Associate Editor for Language Sciences (special issue on slurs in volume 52)
2013-2015 Guest Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology (special issue on music and the embodied mind in volume 4)
2011-2013 Copy Editor for Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Peer Review Experience
2011-2019 Acta Analytica, Action Research, Armed Forces and Society, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Axiomathes, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Cognition, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Dialogue, Diametros, Erkenntnis, Frontiers in Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Health Psychology Open, Intercultural Pragmatics, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Strategic Communication, International Journal of Wellbeing, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Cognition and Culture, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Moral Education, Journal of Music and Meaning, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Mass Communication and Society, Musicae Scientiae, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, Philosophical Psychology, Political Psychology, Pragmatics and Society, Psychology of Music, Psychosis, Science and Education, South African Journal of Philosophy, Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics, Synthese, Thought, Visual Studies

Research Experience
2013 Research Assistant, Language Acquisition and Sound Recognition Lab, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
2012-2013 Research Assistant, Dog Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
2012-2013 Research Assistant, Mind and Development Lab, Department of Psychology, Yale University
2011-2013 Research Fellowship, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
2011-2012 Research Assistant, Social Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
2010-2012 Research Assistant, Auditory Research Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
2010 Scholarship, Summer Workshop in Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
2007 Scholarship, Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, Rutgers University

Presentations
2019 Slurs and stereotypes in mind and society. Social Psychology Brown Bag Talk Series at the University of Southern California (October 7th)
2013 Vindicating virtue: A critical analysis of the situationist challenge against Aristotelian moral psychology. Positive Psychology Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania (January 18th)
2012 Face, race, and the psychology of slurring in a cultural context. Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania (April 27th)
2012 The evolutionary origins of music: Harmonizing biology and culture through intrapersonal and interpersonal synchronization. Humanities Forum Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania (March 23rd)
2011 Music, dance, and civic engagement. Society for Ethnomusicology and Congress on Research in Dance at the University of Pennsylvania (November 16th)
2010 A game theoretical analysis of slurs and appropriative use. North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information at Indiana University (June 26th)
2010 Evolutionary theories of musical behavior and cognition. Institute for Research in Cognitive Science and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Conference at the University of Pennsylvania (June 11th)
2010 Slurs and semantic types. Research Fair in Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania (April 30th)
2010 Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the rule-following paradox. Philosophy Annual Conference at the State University of New York, Oneonta (April 17th)
2010 Language and theory of mind. Southern California Linguistics Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles (April 10th)
2010 Thick concepts, non-cognitivism. Philosophy Conference in Arts, Ethics, and Democracy at West Chester University (January 23rd)
2009 Wittgenstein, Kripke, and the rule-following paradox. Philosophy Conference at the University of Delaware (November 7th)
2008 Racial epithets: What we say and mean by them. Philosophy Conference at Southern Illinois University (October 24th)
2008 Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathematics. Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference at California State University, Bakersfield (April 26th)
2008 Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mathematics. Philosophy Conference at Rowan University (April 18th)

Scholarly Awards
2018 Journal of Pragmatics Award for Outstanding Peer Review
2016 Publons Sentinel of Science Award for Outstanding Peer Review
2013 Frontiers in Psychology Honoraria for Outstanding Editorial Contribution
2013 University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Prize for Best Essay in Positive Psychology
2012 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Citizenship
2012 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship in the Humanities
2011 Phi Beta Kappa Elmaleh Prize for Best Essay in the Social Sciences
2011 University of Pennsylvania Elizabeth F. Flower Prize for Best Essay in Philosophy
2010 University of Pennsylvania Elizabeth F. Flower Prize for Best Essay in Philosophy
2006 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Military Veterans Scholarship

United States Air Force Awards
2000-2004 Air Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Training Ribbon