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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 underlying cognitive mechanisms with an emphasis on inner speech.

Dr. Morin's scientific papers are published 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. He regularly present posters and talks at the Science of Consciousness Conference as well as several international venues. Dr. Morin is also Associate Editor for Frontiers in Cognitive Science, Psychology of Consciousness, and Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness. Some of his recent contributions include a theoretical paper entitled "The self-awareness—anognosia paradox", an Oxford Press book chapter on the self-reflective functions of inner speech, and two Frontiers Research Topics on inner experiences and intrapersonal communication.

Dr. Morin's current research projects pertain to cross-cultural differences in inner speech, as well as implementation of self-awareness in robots via inner speech. Other research interests include self-recognition, theory-of-mind, the localization of the self in the brain, the split-brain phenomenon, neurophilosophy, fame, and self-destruction.

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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