Timothy Racine


  • Area of Study: History, Quantitative & Theoretical (primary), Developmental
  • Email: tracine@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-997-3942
  • Office: RCB 6324

Research Interests

The philosophy of psychology, the use of evolutionary theory in psychology, developmental theory.

Selected Publications

Tafreshi, D., Khalil, N., & Racine, T. P. (in press). A qualitative person-oriented inquiry into women’s perspectives on knowledge and knowing. Human Development.

Racine, T. P. (in press). Affect, modularity, and evolutionary psychology: A review of Ellis and Solms (2018), Beyond evolutionary psychology: How and why neuropsychological modules arise. Human Development.

Racine, T. P. (2018). An adaptationist perspective on animal suicide: Commentary on Peña-Guzmán Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling, 2(20), 103 (1-3).

Racine, T. P. (2017). Yes, there is little hope in theory of mind research: Commentary on Montgomery. Human Development. 60(5), 262-269.

Maguire, K. Q., & Racine, T. P. (2017). What does evolutionary theory add to stereotype theory in the explanation of attractiveness bias? Behavioural & Brain Sciences, 40(e19), 30-31

Racine, T. P. (2017). The case for pragmatism in evolutionary and developmental systems explanation: Commentary on Witherington and Lickliter (2016, 2017) and Bjorklund (2016). Human Development, Letters to the Editor: March 1, 2017, 1-17.

Maguire, K. Q., & Racine, T. P. (2016). Mixed-method philosophies. In H. L. Miller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of theory in psychology (pp. 556-558). New York: Sage.

Tafreshi, D., & Racine, T. P. (2016). Children’s interpretive theory of mind: The role of mothers’ personal epistemologies, socioeconomic status and mother-child discourse. Cognitive Development, 39, 57-70.

Thompson, J. J., Sameen, N., & Racine, T. P. (2016). Methodological consequences of weak embodied cognition and shared intentionality. New Ideas in Psychology, 43, 28-38.

Racine, T. P. (2015). Conceptual analysis. In J. Martin, J. Sugarman, & K. L. Slaney (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of theoretical and philosophical psychology: Methods, approaches and new directions for social science (pp. 39-52). London: Wiley.


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