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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

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Tim Wilson did his undergraduate work at Williams College and Hampshire College and received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Currently Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, he has published numerous articles in the areas of introspection, attitude change, self-knowledge, and affective forecasting, as well as the book "Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious."

His research has received the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Institute for Mental Health. He has been associate editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and a member of the Social and Groups Processes Review Committee at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been elected twice to the Executive Board of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology and is a Fellow in the American Psychological Society. Professor Wilson has taught the Introduction to Social Psychology course at the University of Virginia for more than twenty years. He was recently awarded an All University Outstanding Teaching Award.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Proseminar: Social Psychology
  • Self-Insight
  • Self-Knowledge and the Adaptive Unconscious

Tim Wilson
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 400400
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4400
United States of America

  • Phone: (434) 924-0674
  • Fax: (434) 982-4766

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