Rami Gabriel is Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia College Chicago, where he is a founding Fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and Culture.

His second book, co-authored with philosopher Dr. Stephen T. Asma, is published by Harvard University Press, it’s title is

The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition (2019).

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This poster describes some of the contents of the book: Sicily 2016 poster

Gabriel is the author of Why I Buy: Self, Taste, and Consumer Society in America (Intellect Press, 2013).

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A third book manuscript, A Suspicious Science: The Uses of Psychology, presents an epistemological meta-analysis of psychology through the lens of human nature. It will be published by Oxford University Press.


Trained as an cognitive and perceptual scientist, he has published empirical studies on memory, self, emotion, prosopagnosia, consciousness, and the philosophy of cognitive science in the academic journals Cognition & Emotion, Social Cognition, and Journal of Consciousness studies.

Popular press essays are published by British Intellectual journal Aeon on drugs and self help and emotions. Regular blog posts on Psychology Today.

Dr. Gabriel is part of a web series of video discussions on the evolution of emotions on and meaning of, here are our podcasts:

He is a member of the following professional organizations: Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Cognitive Science Society, Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Association for Scientific Study of Consciousness, International Neuropsychoanalysis Society, American Psychological Association, American Culture association, Popular Culture association, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and Association for the study of African American Life and History.

Academia profile.


For more on courses taught:

Columbia College Chicago


Puppet philosophy video on Scientific American

Mini-documentary on the Soul and Neuroscience:


For more journal papers, lectures, and other resources:

Research Group in Mind, Science, and Culture


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