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Dr. Timothy Ketelaar

Associate Professor
New Mexico State University


Education 1996-1997 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, Germany Director: Gerd Gigerenzer 1993-1996 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIMH Training Program in Emotion University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Co-Directors:Paul Ekman, University of California-San Francisco Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1994-96 University of Illinois with Gerald L. Clore 1993-94 University of California-Berkeley with Robert W. Levenson 1993 Ph. D. Personality Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1989 M.S. Social and Personality Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1986 B.S. Psychology (With Honors in Psychology) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Academic Positions 2015–present Associate Dean, William Conroy Honors College Director, Office of National Scholarships and international Education New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2008–present Associate Professor Department of Psychology New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2002–2008 Assistant Professor Department of Psychology New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2001- 2002 Lecturer, Department of Liberal Arts & Sciences Art Center, College of Design, Pasadena, CA 1997- 2002 Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies Faculty Supervisor, Departmental Honors Seminar University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interest

Emotion, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy of science


  • Ketelaar, T. & Koenig, B. (2007). Justice, Fairness, and Strategic Emotional Commitments, in, D. de Cremer, (Ed.). Justice and Emotions: Current Developments Mahwah, NJ.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates., pp. 133-154.

  • Ketelaar, T. (2011). Turning a Graduate Essay into a Target Article. In Wang, X.T.& Yan-jie Su, (Eds). Thus Spake Evolutionary Psychologists: Evolutionary Psychology for Chinese Students, . Peking University Press.

  • Ketelaar. T., Koenig, B. L., Gambacorta, D. Dolgov, I., Hor, D., Zarzosa, J., Cuahtemoc, L.N., Klunge, M. & Wells, L. (2012). Smiles as Signals of Lower Status in Football Players and Fashion Models: Evidence that Smiles are Associated with Lower Dominance and Lower Prestige. Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 371-397.

  • ambacorta, D., & Ketelaar, T. (2013). Dominance and deference: Men inhibit creative displays during mate competition when their competitor is strong. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(5), 330- 333

  • Ketelaar, T. (in press). Evolutionary Psychology and Emotion: A Brief History. In Zeigler-Hill, V., Welling, L.L.M, & Shackelford, T.K. (Eds). Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology. New York: Springer

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