Assistant Professor of PsychologyOn leave 2017-18
Taylor Science Center 3064
Ravi Thiruchselvam's research uses neuroscience methods (EEG/ERP) to understand emotion and emotion regulation in healthy and clinical populations. At Stanford, he was awarded the Psychology Department’s Hastorf Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Thiruchselvam's research has been published in top journals, including Psychological Science. He grew up in Toronto and completed his doctorate in psychology at Stanford University. He joins Hamilton College as an assistant professor of psychology.
Recent Courses Taught
Intro to Psychology
Shafir, R., Thiruchselvam, R., Suri, G., Gross, J., Sheppes, G. (2016). “Neural Processing of Emotional-intensity Predicts Emotion Regulation Choice” Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN), 11 (12): 1863-1871.
- Thiruchselvam R., Gopi Y., Kilekwang L., Harper J., Gross JJ. (2017). In God we trust? Neural measures reveal lower social conformity among non-religious individuals. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) , 10, 1093.
- Thiruchselvam, R., Blechert, J., Sheppes, G., Rydstrom, A., & Gross, J. J. (2011). The temporal dynamics of emotion regulation: An EEG study of distraction and reappraisal. Biological Psychology, 87, 84-92.
- Thiruchselvam, R., Hajcak, G., & Gross, J. J. (2012). Looking inward: Shifting attention within working memory representations alters emotional responses. Psychological Science, 23, 1461-1466.
- Uusberg, A., Thiruchselvam, R., & Gross, J.J. (2014). Using distraction to regulate emotion: Insights from EEG theta dynamics. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 91, 254-260.
- Thiruchselvam, R., & Gross, J.J. (in press). What time can tell us: The temporal dynamics of emotion regulation. In D. Hermans, B. Rime, and B. Mesquita (Eds.), Changing emotions (pp. 166-173). Psychology Press.
Appointed to the Faculty: 2014
Ph.D., Stanford University
Hon. B.Sc., University of Toronto