Timothy Racine

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies (Acting)

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Racine, T. P. (in press). Clarifying the use of Theodosius Dobzhansky's and E. O. Wilson's evolutionary maxims: A guide for psychologists. New Idea in Psychology.

Racine, T. P. (in press). The implications of the cultural evolution of heritability for evolutionary psychology: Commentary on Uchiyama. Behavioral & Brain Sciences.

Racine, T. P. (in press). The rhetorical use of B. F. Skinner in evolutionary psychology. Theory & Psychology.

Racine, T. P. (2020). Wittgenstein as method. Theory & Psychology, 30(4), 609-611.

Racine, T. P. (2019). Institutions, ontogenesis and evolutionary metatheory: Commentary on Packer and Cole. Human Development, 62, 212-218.

Racine, T. P. (2018). Affect, modularity, and evolutionary psychology. Human Development, 61(6), 376-380.

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).

Tafreshi, D., Khalil, N., & Racine, T. P. (2018). A qualitative person-oriented inquiry into women’s perspectives on knowledge and knowing. Human Development, 61(6), 337-362.

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

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


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