Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Connecticut college in New London, CT. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has spent the past two decades researching emotionally significant memories and their role in personality. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award, which has funded his research on self-defining memories at Durham University in Durham, England. He has served as associate editor of Contemporary Psychology and is past-associate editor of the Journal of Personality and is on the editorial board of the Review of General Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the 2005 recipient of the Theodore R. Sarbin Award for Distinguished Contributions to Narrative Psychology, given by Division Twenty-Four, the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, of the American Psychological Association.
Foreword writer Peter Salovey, Ph.D., is the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology at Yale University and dean of Yale College eat Yale University in New Haven, CT.