Tim Ketelaar

Associate Professor/Department of Psychology

My research and teaching focuses on the Science of Human Emotion. My primarily interest is in exploring Emotion and Cognition through the lens of Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, and History of Science.  In the past two decades I have begun exploring questions regarding the intellectual history of the scientific study of emotion. My hope is that this will lead to a book project in which I describe “what we currently know about human emotion, and how we came to know it.”

Current Research interests. My reading and thinking about intellectual history has led me to explore questions at the intersection of Psychology, History, and Philosophy of Science. These questions have led me to a program of research on the Psychological under-pinnings of irrationality, especially in regard to exploring the role of emotion in various forms of irrationality such as as motivated reasoning, myside bias, the intelligence trap, and political correctness.

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