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Selected Publications

Emotions & Behavioral Economics

Ketelaar, T. Preston, B, Strosser, G., Davis, M. & Russell, D. C. (2007). EMOTLAB: Software for studying Emotional Signaling in Economic Bargaining Games, 39, 959-972.

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

Ketelaar, T. (2006). The role of moral sentiments in economic decision making. In DeCremer, D., Zeelenberg, M., & Murnighan, K. (Eds.) Social Psychology and Economics. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. 97-116.

Ketelaar, T. (2004). Ancestral Emotions, Current Decisions: Using Evolutionary Game Theory to explore the role of Emotions in decision-making. Crawford, C. & Salmon, C. (Eds). Darwinism, Public Policy and Private Decisions, (pp145-168). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ketelaar, T. & Au, W. T. (2003). The effects of guilty feelings on the behavior of uncooperative individuals in repeated social bargaining games: An Affect-as-information interpretation of the role of emotion in social interaction. Cognition & Emotion, 17, 429-453.

Evolutionary Approaches to Emotion & Decision-making

Haselton, M.G. & Ketelaar, T. (in press). Irrational emotions or emotional wisdom? The evolutionary psychology of emotions and behavior. In J. P. Forgas, Hearts and minds: Affective influences on social cognition and behavior. New York: Psychology Press .

Ketelaar, T. (2004) Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh God!: How the ancient problem of predator detection lies beneath the modern link between religion and horror. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 740-741.

Lopez, A. & Ketelaar, T. (In press). Juliet: If they do see thee, they will murder thee: A satisficing algorithm for pragmatic conditionals. Mind & Society .

Lopez, A. & Ketelaar, T. (2004). If ...: Satisficing Algorithms For Mapping Conditional Statements onto Social Domains. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 16, 807-823.

Ketelaar, T. & Todd, P. M. (2001). Framing our thoughts: Ecological rationality as evolutionary psychology's answer to the frame problem. In Holcomb III, H. R. (Eds.) Conceptual Challenges in Evolutionary Psychology: Innovative Research Strategies, (pp. 179-211). Kluwer Publishers.

Ketelaar, T. & Goodie, A. S. (1998). The satisficing role of emotions in decision-making. Psykhe, 7, 63-77.

Ketelaar, T. and Clore, G. L. (1997). Emotions and reason: The proximate effects and ultimate functions of emotions. In Matthews, G. (Ed.) Personality, Emotion, and Cognitive Science, (pp. 355-396). Advances in Psychology Series, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers (North-Holland).

General Emotion Papers

Trafimow, D., Bromgard, I.K., Finlay, K. A., and Ketelaar, T. (2005). The Role of Affect in Determining Attributional Weight of Immoral Behaviors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 935-948.


Gross, J.J., Sutton, S.K., & Ketelaar, T. (1998). Relations between affect and personality: Support for the affect-level and affective-reactivity views. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 279-288.


Clore, G. L. and Ketelaar, T. (1997). Minding our emotions: On the role of automatic, unconscious affect. In R. S. Wyer, Jr. (Ed.) Advances in Social Cognition, Vol. 10, (pp. 105-120). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.


Larsen, R. J., & Ketelaar, T. (1991). Personality and susceptibility to positive and negative emotional states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 132-140.


Larsen, R. J., and Ketelaar, T. (1989). Extraversion, neuroticism and susceptibility to positive and negative mood induction procedures. Personality and Individual Differences, 10, 1221-1228.

Evolutionary Psychology and Philosophy of Science

Ketelaar, T. (2002). The Evaluation of competing Approaches within Human Evolutionary Psychology. In Scherer, S.J. and Rauscher, F. (Eds.). Evolutionary Psychology: Alternative Approaches. (pp. 31-54). Kluwer Press.


Ellis, B. J. & Ketelaar, T. (2002). Clarifying the Foundations of Evolutionary Psychology: [a Reply to: Lloyd, E. A. & Feldman, M. W. (2002). Evolutionary psychology: A view from Evolutionary Biology]. Psychological Inquiry, 13, 157-164.

Ketelaar, T. & Ellis, B. J. (2000). Are evolutionary explanations unfalsifiable?: Evolutionary psychology and the Lakatosian philosophy of science. (Target Article) Psychological Inquiry, 11, 1-21.


Ellis, B. J. & Ketelaar, T. (2000). On the Natural Selection of Alternative Models: Evaluation of Explanations in Evolutionary Psychology. (Response to the commentaries on our Target Article) Psychological Inquiry, 11, 56-68.

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