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Warren Thorngate

Warren Thorngate

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My current research interests include the economics of attention; problem ecologies; investment decision making; the evolution of adjudicated contests; the social psychology of Third World development; evidential statistics and ordinal patten analysis; and computer aids to group decision making.

I am a Past President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology, and in addition to my position at Carleton University, I have been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Barbara; University of St. Petersburg (Russia); University of Warsaw (Poland); La Trobe University (Melbourne); Universidad de la Habana (Cuba); Universidad de los Andes (Venezuela); Institute for Research in Planning and Development (Iran); University of Tehran (Iran); and Carnegie Mellon University.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods, Assessment

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Journal Articles:

  • Thorngate, W. (2001). The social psychology of policy analysis. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 3, 85-112.
  • Thorngate, W. (1999). Forget me not: Some comments on self-esteem among Alzheimer’s sufferers. Culture and Psychology, 5, 33-39.
  • Thorngate, W. (1993). A change of heart: Uses of qualitative gerontology. Canadian Journal on Aging, 12, 244-250.
  • Thorngate, W. (1990). The economy of attention and the development of psychology. Canadian Psychology, 21, 62-70.
  • Thorngate, W., & Hotta, M. (1995) Life and luck: Survival of the fattest. Simulation and Gaming, 5-16.
  • Thorngate, W., & Hotta, M. (1990). Expertise and information retrieval. Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, 11, 237-247.

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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Social Psychology

Warren Thorngate
Department of Psychology
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

  • Phone: (613) 520-2600, x2706
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