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, Laterality, Journal of Mind and Behavior, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass. His most recent contribution is a theoretical paper entitled "The self-awareness—anognosia paradox: How can one process be associated with activation of, and damage to, opposite sides of the brain?" Morin is also currently writing a book chapter on the self-reflective function of inner speech to be published in a anthology on inner speech (Oxford University Press). He recently co-edited 15 scientific papers on inner experiences for Frontiers in Cognitive Science. 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.
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Morin, A. (2011). Self-awareness Part 1: Definitions, measures, effects, functions, and antecedents. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5/10, 807-823.
- Morin, A. (2011). Self-awareness Part 2: Neuroanatomy and importance of inner speech. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2/12, 1004-1012.
- Morin, A. (2004). A neurocognitive and socioecological model of self-awareness. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 130(3), 197-222.
- Morin, A., & Hamper, B. (2012). Self-reflection and the inner voice: Activation of the left inferior frontal gyrus during perceptual and conceptual self-referential thinking. The Open NeuroImaging Journal, 6, 78-89.
- Morin, A. (1993). Self-talk and self-awareness: On the nature of the relation. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 14(3), 223-234.
- Morin, A. (1995). Characteristics of an effective internal dialogue in the acquisition of self-information. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 15(1), 45-58.
- Morin, A. (2000, March). History of exposure to audiences as a developmental antecedent of public self-consciousness. Current Research in Social Psychology [Electronic journal], 5(3), 33-46.
- Morin, A. (2002). Right hemispheric self-awareness: A critical assessment. Consciousness and Cognition, 11(3), 396-401.
- Morin, A. (2003). Let's face it. A review of Keenan, Gallup, & Falk's book "The Face in the Mirror." Evolutionary Psychology, 1, 161-171.
- Morin, A., Uttl, B., & Hamper, B. (2011). Self-reported frequency, content, and functions of inner speech. Procedia--Social and Behavioral Journal, 30, 1714-1718.
- Morin, A. (2005). Possible links between self-awareness and inner speech: Theoretical background, underlying mechanisms, and empirical evidence. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 12(4-5), 115-134.
- Morin, A. (2006). Levels of consciousness and self-awareness: A comparison and integration of various neurocognitive views. Consciousness and Cognition, 15(2), 358-371.
- Morin, A. (2007). Self-awareness and the left hemisphere: The dark side of selectively reviewing the literature. Cortex, 8, 1068-1073.
- Morin, A. (2009). Self-awareness deficits following loss of inner speech: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s case study. Consciousness and Cognition, 18(2), 524-529.
- Morin, A. (2010). Self-recognition, theory-of-mind, and self-awareness: What side are you on? Laterality, 16(3), 367-383.
- Morin, A. The self-awareness—anognosia paradox: How can one process be associated with activation of, and damage to, opposite sides of the brain? Laterality, DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2016.1173049
- Morin, A. & Uttl, B. (2013). Inner speech: A window into consciousness. The Neuropsychotherapist, doi: 10.12744/tnpt.14.04.2013.01.
- Uttl, B., Morin, A., & Hamper, B. (2011). Are inner speech self-report questionnaires reliable and valid? Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal, 30, 1719-1723.
- Morin, A., El-Sayed, A., & Racy, F. (2015). Theory of Mind, self-awareness and inner speech in typical and ASD individuals: A critical review, in Theory of Mind: Development in Children, Brain Mechanisms and Social Implications (pp. 43-114). Nova Publishers.
- Morin, A. (2009). Inner speech and consciousness. In W. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Elsevier.
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