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.
- 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., & Hotta, M. (1995) Life and luck: Survival of the fattest. Simulation and Gaming, 5-16.
- 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. (1990). Expertise and information retrieval. Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, 11, 237-247.
- Thorngate, W. (1992). Evidential statistics and the analysis of developmental patterns. In J. Asendorpf & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Stability and change in development: A study of methodological reasoning (pp. 63-83). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
- Thorngate, W., & Balson, D. (1995). Can computer conferencing be effective for information policy formation? In P. McConnell (Ed.), Making a difference: Measuring the impact of information on development (pp. 211-236). Ottawa: International Development Research Centre.
- Thorngate, W. (2000). Teaching social simulation with Matlab. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 3(1), (Internet journal).
- Thorngate, W., & Bagherian, F. (1999). The political economy of attention and the limits of pedagogical technologies. Technology, pedagogy, politics: Critical Visions of New Technologies in Education, Calgary, Alberta. (Internet book).
- Thorngate, W., Hotta, M., & McClintock, C. (1996). Bingo! The case for cooperation revisited. In Tolman, C., Cherry, F., & Van Hejiwek, R. & Lubek, I. (Eds.), Problems of Theoretical Psychology. New York: Springer.
- Bagherian, F., & Thorngate, W. (2000). Horses to water: Student use of course newsgroups. First Monday, 5(8).
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