Warren Thorngate

Emeritus Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Office:A500A Loeb Building

Research Interests

Individual and group decision making, social and educational issues of technology use, Third World development, social psychology, research methods and statistics.


Book chapters

Thorngate, W., Rojas, A., & Francini. M. (1995). The CIDE/REDUC case study. In P. McConnell (Ed.), Making a difference: Measuring the impact of information on development. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, pp 31-48.

Thorngate, W. (1995). Some thoughts on measuring the effects of information. In P. McConnell (Ed.), Making a difference: Measuring the impact of information on development. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, pp 195-200.

Thorngate, W., & Balson, D. (1995). Can computer conferencing be effective for information policy formation? In P. McConnell (Ed.), Making a difference: Measuring the impact of information on development. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, pp 211-236.

Thorngate, W., & Bagherian, F. (1995) Distance education and technology: The Campus in a Box. In T. Ebtekar (Ed.), International Seminar on Technological Education (Vol. 2). Tehran: Supreme Council for Technical Education, pp 335-342.

Thorngate, W., Hotta, M., & McClintock, C. (1996). Bingo! The case for cooperation revisited. In Tolman, C., Cherry, F., & Van Hejiwek, R. & Lubek, I. (Eds.), Problems of Theoretical Psychology. New York: Springer.

Thorngate, W., & Bagherian, F. (1996). Instructional television: The Canadian experience and its relevance for Iran. Improving Public education in Iran. Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Thorngate, W. (1997). More than we can know: The attentional economics of Internet use. In S. Kiesler (Ed.), Culture of the Internet. Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Thorngate, W., & Bagherian, F. (1999). The political economy of attention and the limits of pedagogical technologies. In L. Easton & D. Hyttenraugh (Eds.) Technology/pedagogy/politics: Critical visions of new technologies in education. University of Calgary. http://www.mtroyal.ab.ca/critical_visions/papers/Thorngate_Bagherian. htm

Thorngate, W. (2005). The luster of clusters: A cautionary tale. In L. Shavinina (Ed.), Silicon Valley North: A high-tech cluster of innovation and Entrepreneurship . (pp. 339-346).New York: Elsevier.

Foddy , M., Thorngate, W., & Dawes R. (2006, in preparation). Judging Merit . Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Journal articles

Thorngate, W. (1988). On the evolution of adjudicated contests and the principle of invidious selection. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 1, 5-16.

Thorngate, W., & Klejner, B-A. (1990) Developing countries and communications: A Latin American example. Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Computer Mediated Communication, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 15-17 May, 395-403.

Thorngate, W., & Hotta, M. (1990). Expertise and information retrieval. Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, 11, 237-247.

Thorngate, W. (1990). The economy of attention and the development of psychology. Canadian Psychology, 21, 62-70.

Thorngate, W. (1990). Got a minute? Attentional limits revisited. Canadian Psychology, 21, 97-101.

Thorngate, W. (1991). Patterns of computer communication: A report on Brucella Network activity. In J. Frank (Ed.), Networking in Brucellosis Research. Tokyo: United Nations Univesity Press.

Thorngate, W. (1993). A change of heart: Uses of qualitative gerontology. Canadian Journal on Aging, 12, 244-250.

Thorngate, W., & Hotta, M. (1995) Life and luck: Survival of the fattest. Simulation and Gaming. 5-16.

Thorngate, W. (1999). Forget me not: Some comments on self-esteem among Alzheimer’s sufferers. Culture and Psychology, 5, 33-39.

Bagherian, F,,& Thorngate, W. (2000). Horses to water: Student use of course newsgroups. First Monday, 5 (August),

Thorngate, W. (2000). Teaching social simulation with Matlab. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 3-1,

Thorngate, W. (in press 2001). The social psychology of policy analysis. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 3 85-112.

Geva-May I., & Thorngate, @. (2003).  Reducing anxiety and resistance in policy and program evaluations:  A socio-psychological analysis.  Evaluation:  The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 9 (2), 205-232.

Wang, Z., & Thorngate W. (2003) Sentiment and social mitosis:  Implications of Heider’s Balance Theory.  Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 6(3), http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/6/3/2.html

Thorngate, W., & Tavakoli, M. (2005) In the long run:  Biological versus economic rationality. Simulation & Gaming., 36 (1) 9-26.

Thorngate, W., Tavakoli, M., Niu, J., Bagherian, F., Pournaghash, S., & DiFonzo, N. (2005, under review). As others see us:  National stereotypes in the United States, Canada, China and Iran.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Thorngate, W. (in press, 2006). The seductive danger of visual metaphors:  It’s about time.  Culture and Psychology, 12 (2).