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Dr Jonathon McPhetres

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


**I am accepting applications for MRes students.**

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MIT, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Regina, 2020

Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology, University of Rochester, 2019

M.A. in Social-Personality Psychology, University of Rochester, 2017

M.A. in Experimental Psychology, University of Texas (Permian Basin), 2014

Research Profile

I take a "systems biology" approach to understanding human psychology. 

I'm interested in understanding whether higher-order social and cognitive functions can be connected to basic biological processes. I use physiological methods to understand what is happening in our bodies when we experience emotions and stress. My main area of research right now is emotional piloerection in humans. 

Research interests

  • Emotion
  • Proteomics
  • Pseudoscience and misinformation
  • Psychophysiology
  • Religion
  • Science communication
  • Systems Biology
  • Piloerection


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