Timothy Wilson, PhD

Timothy Wilson, PhD

Timothy D. Wilson is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and a researcher of positive psychology and affective forecasting. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. In 2001 he received an All-University Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Virginia. In 2009, he was named as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and in 2010 he received the Univeristy of Virginia Distinguished Scientist Award.

Professor wilson Wilson is the author of Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious (Harvard University Press, 2002), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. He co-authored Social Psychology an introductory textbook on social psychology with Eliot Aronson, currently in its sixth edition. Along with Richard Nisbett, Wilson authored one most cited psychology papers "Telling more than we can know - Verbal reports on mental processes" that demonstrated the difficulty humans have in introspecting on their own mental processes (Psychological Review, 1977).

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