Timothy Racine


Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Racine, T. P. (in press). Yes, there is little hope in theory of mind research: Commentary on Montgomery. Human Development.

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.

Tafreshi, D., & Racine, T. P. (2015). Conceptualizing personal epistemology as beliefs about knowledge and knowing: A grammatical investigation. Theory & Psychology, 25(6), 735-752.

Racine, T. P., Wereha, T. J., Vasileva, O., Tafreshi, D., & Thompson, J. J. (2014). The evolution of joint attention: A review and analysis. In M. Pina & N. Gontier (Eds.), The evolution of social communication in primates: A multidisciplinary approach (pp. 127-145). New York: Springer.

Tafreshi, D., Thompson, J. J., & Racine, T. P. (2014). The conceptual foundations of the infant preferential looking paradigm. Human Development, 57(4), 222-240.