Brian P. Meier, Assistant Professor of Psychology, with Maggie S. Carter '09, Benjamin
M. Wilkowski, Michael D. Robinson, and Roger Feltman, published the article "'Hotheaded' is
more than an expression: The embodied representation of anger in terms of heat" in Emotion, Vol.
9 (2009): 464-477. Studies conducted by the authors reveal that heat-related metaphors are not
simply a poetic means of expressing anger but actually reflect the manner in which the concept of
anger is cognitively represented.