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Alain Morin

Alain Morin

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Dr. Alain Morin got his Ph.D from Laval University in 1992. Between 1991 and 2001 he taught various courses and conducted research in a host of Canadian universities and colleges in the Maritimes (e.g., St. Francis Xavier University, Acadia University) and Québec (e.g., Université de Montréal, CEGEP de Rivière-du-Loup). Now at Mount Royal University in Calgary, he teaches Theories of Personality, Social Cognition, and The Self. His field of expertise is self-awareness, more specifically: its cognitive underlying
mechanisms with an emphasis on inner speech. Morin publishes scientific papers in journals such as Consciousness &
Cognition, Cortex, Brain & Behavioral Sciences, Brain Research Bulletin, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Journal of Mind and Behavior, and Science & Consciousness Review. His most recent contribution is a meta-analysis of brain-imaging studies using self-tasks in relation to left inferior frontal gyrus activation (the brain area that sustains inner speech). He also recently published a book
chapter entitled “What are animals conscious of?” Morin is currently working on individual differences in inner speech, personality, psychopathology, and cognition. Other research interests include self-recognition, the localization of the self in the brain, the split-brain phenomenon, neurophilosophy, fame and self-destruction, and the antecedents of self-consciousness.

Primary Interests:

  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Alain Morin
Department of Psychology
Mount Royal University
4825 Richard Road SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6

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