Dr. Barnes creates characters as a YA author and studies people as a psychologist, leading her to ask: what are the consequences of the emotions we feel about people who aren’t real?
Dr. Jennifer Barnes lives a double life: by day, she’s a professor of psychology, and by night she’s a YA novelist. These passions have lead her to study the intersection of fiction and cognition.
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